Ascension Wisconsin strikes JV with microhospital operator

Ascension Wisconsin, the Glendale, Wis.-based branch of the Catholic hospital giant, is partnering with microhospital operator Emerus to open several small, neighborhood hospitals throughout the state in the next two years.

The hospitals will be staffed by emergency medicine physicians and run 24/7 as part of a larger hub of healthcare services that may include primary care, specialty care, imaging and/or outpatient surgery, according to a joint announcement about the partnership. The hospitals are slated to open by the end of 2020 or in early 2021...

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Ken Notes: I get nervous when boutique hospitals enter markets taking profitable services away from the full service hospitals that have to take the uninsured and least profitable cases. Just a thought...



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