Centura Health is continuing to integrate, expand and collaborate.
The parent company for Colorado Springs-based Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has announced it will integrate two Kansas-based hospitals into its network. Centura is the largest health care network in the state.
St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan., and St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center is in Great Bend. The two hospitals are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, part of a national group of hospitals. Centura is also part of CHI.
The integration will combine all CHI hospitals in Colorado and Kansas into a single regional structure, according to Centura officials. It will benefit consumers by sharing best practices and linking systems of care.
“Catholic Health Initiatives believes that aligning our facilities regionally will provide for a coordinated approach to improving the health of the communities we serve,” said Kevin Lofton, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives. “Centura Health has been a wonderful steward for CHI’s Colorado facilities and it has already extended its network of care into Kansas, so it’s an ideal partner for St. Catherine and St. Rose.”
Through this relationship, Great Bend and Garden City and their surrounding communities will maintain local community access to physician specialty services while improving the availability of physician specialty care through the Centura Health network.
Work on the integration will begin immediately and systems at St. Catherine and St. Rose will be transitioned to Centura Health in the coming months.