ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare system focused on improving health and well-being, today announced the finalization of the transaction that adds HCR ManorCare operations to the ProMedica organization. With HCR ManorCare being the nation’s second largest post-acute and long-term care provider, this partnership has enabled ProMedica to significantly scale its system to become the 15th largest in the nation. The combined organization provides an unmatched breadth of services and capabilities, including: a hospital system, a physician group, telehealth, several health plans, an academic affiliation, skilled nursing, assisted living, rehab, home health and hospice.
Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica, is the CEO of the combined organization. Steve Cavanaugh, former CEO of HCR ManorCare, now serves as the president of the HCR ManorCare division at ProMedica.
“This partnership is groundbreaking. Together, we will redefine health care and its role in healthy aging,” said Randy Oostra, president and CEO at ProMedica. “We are focused on tearing down the walls between care delivery channels to provide simpler navigation across the care continuum, along with greater value. Further, we see a tremendous opportunity to engage ProMedica’s nationally-recognized, social determinants of health work to benefit seniors across the communities we serve.”
“This relationship is exciting because of all of the opportunities it creates. No other organization in the country offers the breadth of services and capabilities of our combined organizations,” said Steve Cavanaugh, president, HCR ManorCare division at ProMedica. “We are looking forward to leveraging our resources to create a new way of delivering better care and improving outcomes.”
While hospitals will always play a significant role in healthcare delivery, the “baby boomers” are aging and their expectations for safe and value-based health care are different than any other prior generation. Forecasts indicate that the 85-and-older population in the United States is expected to double over the next 20 years. This growth will exacerbate the inefficiencies of the current fragmented and costly health systems. This partnership is uniquely positioned to address these challenges by seamlessly coordinating care across multiple health delivery channels to improve quality and reduce the overall cost of care.
Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL), the leading global real estate capital provider to the healthcare industry, played a major role in facilitating this transaction through its innovative approach to using healthcare infrastructure to optimize healthcare delivery to lower cost sites of care while driving improved outcomes.
“Together with ProMedica, one of the largest and most innovative health systems in the U.S., this acquisition of HCR ManorCare provides us the platform to think differently about where healthcare services are delivered, particularly with respect to the aging of the population,” said Tom DeRosa, Chief Executive Officer of Welltower. “The close of this transformative joint venture further validates our health system strategy through which we leverage high-quality real estate to optimize care delivery at lower cost sites of care while remaining focused on improved outcomes.”