Medical Center, Houston Healthcare to announce partnership

jburk@macon.comJune 10, 2013 

The Medical Center of Central Georgia and Houston Healthcare will announce a partnership Tuesday in Warner Robins.

The agreement will “create a strategic alignment that will benefit the central Georgia region,” according to a news release. The release did not describe the exact nature of the partnership but stated it is due to recent changes in the health care industry.

Officials from neither organization would comment on the partnership Monday.

“We’re gonna do that jointly tomorrow,” said Sonny Watson, chairman of the Houston Healthcare System Inc. board.

The release states that efforts are underway to “bring the initial service offerings of the collaboration to the market. The current development efforts are focused on increased excellence in patient care and medical education.”

The Medical Center in Macon has more than 4,600 employees and 620 physicians. Houston Healthcare, which includes hospitals in both Warner Robins and Perry, has about 2,400 employees and more than 165 physicians.

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