SAMC and Troy Regional Medical Center (TRMC) announced on June 25 a new clinical affiliation to collaborate on healthcare delivery and increase access to clinical specialties not currently available in Pike County. Both organizations remain independent and locally governed.
"The strength of this affiliation will help continue the delivery of quality healthcare to the communities we serve," said Teresa Grimes, TRMC CEO.
"Both hospitals are not-for-profit hospitals with a mission to meet the needs of the communities. Working together means more healthcare options and more convenience to medical specialties at Troy Regional Medical Center," said Sherrill Crowe, chairman of the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority.
Currently, two SAMC owned medical groups, NeuroSpine Center and Dothan Urological Associates have offices on the TRMC campus in Troy. The Troy hospital is also a member of the SAMC Stroke Network which supplies hospitals with teleneurology technology for the diagnosis of stroke and early treatment. The stroke network also includes the hospitals in Opp, Eufaula, and Ozark.
The new agreement between SAMC and TRMC will begin with a series of planning sessions between physicians and management from both hospitals.
"The hospitals' management and respective medical staffs will collaborate to meet the needs of patients in the region. This clinical affiliation is a catalyst to further each hospital's mission to provide accessible, reliable and quality healthcare for people in our communities," said Ronald S. Owen, SAMC CEO.