GALVESTON, Texas — The Angleton Danbury Hospital District Board of Directors and the University of Texas System Board of Regents have approved moving forward with a formal relationship between Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The goal is to strengthen both organizations in preparation to succeed in an accountable care environment while providing patients access to the best care close to their homes.

The two institutions announced on March 6 a letter of intent to formally explore a relationship.  
“After months of discussions, Angleton Danbury Medical Center’s formal relationship with UTMB will become a reality, and we look forward with excitement to the potential growth and expansion that this commitment from UTMB Health brings to our community," said Dave Bleakney, CEO of Angleton Danbury Medical Center. “The level of health care services available to Angleton and southern Brazoria County will be enhanced; and Angleton Danbury Medical Center’s promise to our community — which embraces the concept of ‘Friends and Neighbors Caring for Friends and Neighbors’ — remains intact as we move forward with UTMB.”
Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO of UTMB Health System, said she is extremely pleased that plans for a more formal relationship have been approved by the governing boards. “Our mutual goals are to increase access to the best possible health care to those who live in our region. We look forward to working together to complement the care being provided in the area and to enhance the already excellent care provided by the medical staff and employees of Angleton Danbury Medical Center,” she said.