GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Medical Center of Central Georgia officials say more than 20 hospitals and 1,500 physicians have formed a health care alliance.
Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Allen said Tuesday that 23 health care providers, including the Tift Regional Health System, the Columbus Regional Medical Center and the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta have joined the alliance, named Stratus Healthcare. The alliance was announced at a press conference and webcast in Greensboro.
Officials say Stratus Healthcare was born out of a 2012 partnership between the Medical Center of Central Georgia and the Tift Regional Health System. Allen says the initiative will be focused on patient access, quality and safety.
Hospitals participating in the alliance will exchange best practices, combine resources and develop a coordinated information system.