Methodist, Fremont Health Partnership is OfficialPublished: July 25, 2018
It was 18 months in the making and on Tuesday it became official, Fremont Health joined Methodist Health System when the affiliation agreement between the two health care organizations was signed.
With leadership and staff from both organizations on hand, Larry Shepard, chairman of the Fremont Health Clinic; Dr. Monty Sellon, chairman of the Fremont Health Board of Trustees; and Steve Goeser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System, signed the historic agreement at the Fremont Health Medical Center.
The affiliation agreement creates a new organization, Methodist Fremont Health, which will be part of the Methodist Health System health care family. Methodist Health System will lease the hospital and nursing home facility from Fremont Community Health Resources, formerly Fremont Health. The span of the lease is for 50 years, with the option to purchase after 20 years.