SAYRE – This morning it was announced that the Guthrie Clinic has entered into an agreement which will transfer ownership of the Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital system in Binghamton to Guthrie.
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“We are excited to bring Lourdes into our Guthrie family, with many shared values and mutual commitment to patient-centered care,” said Edmund Sabanegh Jr., MD, MBA, President and CEO of Guthrie. “Like Lourdes, Guthrie has a strong tradition of serving our communities, providing care to patients where they are. This transaction will enable a continuation of this joint tradition and strengthen our investments in care delivery, patient outcomes and experience for the greater Binghamton community.”
Lourdes Hospital and all current Lourdes services, such as facilities, providers and associates will join the Guthrie system which already offers a wide range of medical and surgical care, as well as home health, hospice, residential and long-term care, throughout New York and Pennsylvania.
“Lourdes has been committed to our Mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable, a commitment we have acted upon in Binghamton since 1925. As a regional provider, Guthrie is well positioned to carry on this legacy, serving the community through an integrated care delivery system,” said Kathy Connerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lourdes. “This transition will ensure that the Binghamton community has sustainable, quality healthcare access long into the future.
Officials at Guthrie say the transaction is expected to close by early 2024, subject to standard regulatory approvals. Until that time, Guthrie and Lourdes will continue to operate independently. Officials at Guthrie say there will be no disruption in services or procedures for current patients of the Lourdes system.
“We have great respect and admiration for the experience, dedication and expertise of our colleagues at Lourdes,” Dr. Sabanegh said. “We look forward to welcoming these caregivers and associates, and to working together during this time of transition and beyond.”