AbbeHealth and UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Finalize Affiliation Agreement
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left: Sally Gray, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Board Chair; Ted Townsend,
UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids President & CEO; Trish Ellison, AbbeHealth Board of Directors Chair and Dan Strellner,
It’s official – starting January 1, 2017, AbbeHealth will be an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids. The two entities met today to finalize and sign the affiliation agreement.
This agreement makes AbbeHealth an affiliate of UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids and allows it to continue as a community based provider of behavioral health care and aging services. All programs, services and care will continue to be offered to clients of AbbeHealth regardless of where individuals receive medical health care services currently or in the future.
This agreement aims to align the organizations to better serve the medical, behavioral health and aging service needs of patients, clients and local communities. Many behavioral health patients have significant medical health issues that affect their treatment outcomes.
This alignment will coordinate patients’ medical, behavioral health and aging services in the right place at the right time by the right providers. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and AbbeHealth have a long history of collaboration with significant cross over of patients. This affiliation allows for the delivery of better, integrated care in a more cost effective manner.