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Claxton hospital teams with Memorial Health

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CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) -

Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton and Memorial Health in Savannah announced Thursday a partnership that ranges from physician recruitment to resources and referrals.

Leaders from both hospitals announced the arrangement Thursday in Claxton. Last fall, Evans Memorial Hospital's governing board sought a partner among Savannah's hospitals and reached a agreement with Memorial.

"The partnership will assure that Evans Memorial will remain locally owned and operated and still offer our patients access to quality medical services. At the same time, we can benefit from the economics of scale that Memorial Health can offer," explained Martha Tatum, CEO of Evans Memorial.

EMH leaders believe the partnership will allow them to cut costs on supplies by purchasing through Memorial. 

"We respect the autonomy of Evans Memorial and their leadership and their authority board," noted Memorial CEO Maggie Gill. "This is not about managing or owning. This is about sharing."

For more information about either hospital, visit www.evansmemorial.org or www.memorialhealth.com.

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