Just before the holiday, I had the pleasure of announcing the news of Salem Medical Center and Inspira signing a definitive agreement for SMC to join the Inspira Health Network. The transaction is expected to be completed following review and approval by the New Jersey Attorney General.
Joining forces with Inspira means so much to our hospital, physicians, and staff, as well as the surrounding community. SMC and Inspira share the same vision of bettering the health of the communities in which they serve. The partnership will allow us to continue to serve the community by providing the latest in medical and communication innovation, as well as high-quality care teams, innovative offerings and best-in-class resources to more people in our community.
Partnering with this larger health care system is beneficial in many ways, but our sustainability is benefit number one. For the past 100 years, Salem Medical Center has been the county’s major resource for health expertise. Now, in joining with Inspira, our hope to continue providing excellent care for many years has come to fruition.
Our services can now expand to include women’s services, comprehensive oncology such as radiation treatments, cardiology services such as catheterization and other heart-related procedures and surgeries, urgent care, additional primary care practices and physician specialists, and access to affiliations with larger university hospitals.
This is an important and exciting moment for our hospital and for Salem County. We are very excited about this new journey.
As we enter the new year and this new adventure, I look forward to experiencing every moment with each of you. May you have a Happy 2022!