HEALTH SYSTEM NEWS

Partners in health

UMHS and Jackson's Allegiance Health propose affiliation

issue 20 | winter 2014

In December 2013, the U-M Health System and Allegiance Health, a 480-bed health system serving the greater Jackson community, announced a proposed affiliation that would make Allegiance Health part of U-M. This proposal aims to create better health and well-being at every stage of life for the patients served by Allegiance Health, and to strengthen Allegiance Health's ability to continue its tradition of high-quality health care.

The proposed affiliation seeks to combine Allegiance's and U-M's expertise to continue offering high-quality, accessible health care to the Jackson community. Over the coming months, the full details and terms of the proposed affiliation will be announced, in consultation with key stakeholders and in compliance with regulatory requirements. The new relationship would position both institutions to better and more efficiently serve patients and the community in a rapidly changing health care environment.