The Mississippi County Hospital System (MCHS) is officially entering into an administrative service agreement with St. Bernards Healthcare. The new agreement will begin Nov. 1. Terms of the deal were not immediately released.
“Having a local organization like St. Bernards that understands this market and our patient population is a fantastic opportunity for the patients and staff members of the Mississippi County Health System, as well as the Osceola and Blytheville communities,” said Chris Raymer, CEO of MCHS. “We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship with St. Bernards.”
The administrative service agreement allows MCHS to be part of the St. Bernards group purchasing organization, which allows the hospital system to receive necessary supplies at discounted prices. St. Bernards will also provide assistance and consultation to MCHS in matters of financial review, contractual accounting and cost reporting, as well as educational programs for MCHS.
“At St. Bernards, our mission is to provide Christ-like healing to the community and, in our continued efforts to provide services to more individuals, we are proud to enter into this agreement with Mississippi County Hospital System,” said Darren Caldwell, Senior Vice President of Regional Services for St. Bernards Healthcare.
MCHS includes two hospitals. South Mississippi Medical Center, a 25-bed hospital is located in Osceola. Great River Medical Center, a 168-bed hospital, is located in Blytheville.