Regional healthcare leaders Bayhealth and PAM Health announced today they are working together to increase access to care for residents throughout Kent and Sussex Counties as part of a new joint venture and management services agreement that expands rehabilitation services.
Under the management services agreement, which begins January 1, 2022, PAM Health will manage all inpatient rehabilitation services at Bayhealth Sussex Campus.
“Bayhealth and PAM Health have entered into a joint venture agreement to deliver inpatient rehabilitation services at PAM Health’s existing facility in Dover, Delaware as well as at a new facility in Georgetown, Delaware scheduled to open in 2022,” Mike Ashton, Vice President of Operations at Bayhealth said. “A third facility is planned to be built on the Bayhealth Sussex Campus in the next couple of years, pending regulatory approval. Bayhealth must submit a letter of intent and the building will need to be approved by the Delaware Health Resource Board for approval. This is part of a state process that requires approval of governing agencies in order to construct the new facility.”
Ashton explained that this joint venture allows PAM and Bayhealth to work together to provide rehab services rather than compete in the Kent and Sussex market. PAM currently offers a wide range of services and this will allow them to expand those services in this area.
“PAM Health is one of the fastest growing experts in the medical rehabilitation industry,” said Terry M. Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth. “In addition to their expertise and national experience, PAM Health shares Bayhealth’s deeply held commitment to meeting the growing rehabilitation needs of our communities and carrying out our mission of strengthening the health of our community, one life at a time. We are excited to partner with them as we explore new, innovative ways to serve Kent and Sussex County residents.”
The joint venture will begin January 1, 2022. Rehabilitation services will continue to be offered at Bayhealth Sussex and at PAM’s Dover facility. They will also be available in Georgetown when that facility opens in early 2022.
“There has been nothing more important to PAM Health than formalizing an already great relationship with Bayhealth,” said Anthony Misitano, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PAM Health. “When it comes to providing exceptional care our new partner is second to none. Terry Murphy is a visionary leader and I’m gratified to work with him and his team to bring new and improved rehabilitation service to the Delaware market.”
Bayhealth’s mission is to strengthen the health of our community, one life at a time. As central and southern Delaware’s largest healthcare system, Bayhealth is comprised of Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, the freestanding Emergency Department in Smyrna as well as numerous satellite facilities and employed physician practices encompassing a variety of specialties. Bayhealth is a technologically advanced not-for-profit healthcare system with more than 4,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 400 physicians. Bayhealth is an affiliate of Penn Medicine for Heart and Vascular, Cancer and Orthopaedics. In Fiscal Year 2020, Bayhealth recorded 96,820 emergency department visits, 18,574 patients admitted to beds, 2,241 births, and provided $68.16 million in unreimbursed care to patients. Visit Bayhealth.org for more information.
PAM Health, LLC, based in Enola, Pennsylvania, provides specialty health care services through more than 50 long-term acute care and medical rehabilitation hospitals, as well as 18 outpatient physical therapy locations, in 13 states. PAM Health is committed to providing high-quality patient care and outstanding customer service, coupled with loyalty and dedication of highly trained staff, to be the most trusted source for post-acute services in every community it serves. Its mission is to serve people by providing compassionate, expert care and to support recovery through education and research. Learn more at www.PAMHealth.com.
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