Inspira Health announced Monday that – as of Oct. 1 – the integration of Salem Medical Center into the Vineland-based health system is complete.
Last December, as NJBIZ reported, Inspira officially announced the addition of Salem Medical Center, acquiring its hospital building, ambulatory surgery center and physician offices. At the time, officials noted that the partnership would merge Salem’s nearly 350 employees and 225-member medical staff with Inspira’s comprehensive health care system, which includes a 1,200-member medical staff and more than 7,000 employees.
The companies said that the collective strength of the partnership will propel access to high-quality care teams, innovative offerings and best-in-class resources to more people within the Salem community.
As part of the integration, the hospital has been rebranded Inspira Medical Center (IMC) Mannington, effective immediately. Services at the renamed facility including bariatric, behavioral and mental health, cardiology, emergency, gastroenterology, orthopedics, surgical services, urology and wound care.
“The finalization of this integration marks a significant milestone for our entire health system and community as Inspira Medical Center Mannington officially becomes part of the Inspira Health family,” said Amy Mansue, president and chief executive officer at Inspira Health. “Our combined expertise and dedication will enable us to deliver high-quality patient care and empower healthier communities as one collective team.”
Inspira officials say that IMC Mannington represents a “seamless expansion” of its more than 70-year legacy of providing safe, high-quality care to Salem County residents.
“This integration stands firmly on the pillars of our shared mission, vision, and values,” said Lydia Stockman, senior vice president and chief administration officer, Inspira Medical Centers. “Last December, we began the integration of Salem into our health system and over that time, we’ve gained a better understanding of the needs of the staff at Salem and the community in which they serve. With this transition, our medical staff and health care practitioners are equipped to enhance the quality, safety and patient experience to all those we serve.”
In a press release, Warren Moore, executive vice president, chief operating officer at Inspira Health, said that the integration of IMC Manning marks an exciting new era for health care in the region.
“Together, we will redefine the standards of excellence in health care delivery for our neighbors today and for generations to come,” said Moore.
While a new home for Inspira Health’s emergency and inpatient behavioral health services is in the making in Woodbury, plans for its existing campus have now been unveiled. Click here to read what’s in store.