Ann Arbor's IHA finalizes merger with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
The Saint Joseph-IHA merger, announced in October, creates one of the largest integrated health networks in Michigan, according to a news release.
IHA is the region's largest physician group, reaching from Washtenaw County into Livingston, Oakland and western Wayne counties with its 192 doctors and nurse practitioners.
The merger brings IHA's 260,000 patients into the Saint Joseph system, including St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township and health centers in Saline and Chelsea.
At the same time, IHA and the Saint Joseph organization will continue to partner with the University of Michigan Health System.
According to the news release: "By coming together, both organizations will utilize their collective strengths to accelerate the achievement of their long-term, complementary, goals. SJMHS is developing an accountable care organization that includes an integrated physician network. The IHA goal is to embody all aspects of the patient-centered medical home with a value-based culture that provides outstanding patient, provider and patient satisfaction."
Terms of the merger were not disclosed.