Critical, however, was that KRMC remain locally governed. Bryan Health shares that philosophy, he said.
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“Things have been going very very well, but this business is tough. Through extensive, thoughtful conversations, we discussed whether to remain successfully independent, or grow at the pace being expected of us. We saw advantages to both, but by choice, we looked to accelerate our growth,” he said.
“Our board sent an open invitation to Bryan Health. We are glad they accepted our invitation,” Calhoun said.
Both men stressed that Bryan’s physician-run boards do not just provide input, but make decisions.
“Bryan’s operational and acute care capabilities, along with its track record of shared governance and decision-making with physicians, makes them a perfect partner as we look to enhance our services,” Calhoun added.
Shared principles Dr. Scott Smith, one of the founding KRMC physicians and a current board member, echoed those comments Wednesday. He said the physicians who founded KRMC focused on a physician-led campus with “highest levels of patient care that could react in a timely manner to community needs and create a positive work environment.”