The Community Hospital of Bremen Board of Directors has approved a resolution and ratified the vote of hospital membership to officially join Beacon Health System. These actions followed a community-wide vote that resulted in an overwhelming 97 percent favorable response in support of the plan.
“It was clear the community of Bremen understands the value of having a local healthcare option,” said Kreg Gruber, Beacon’s chief executive officer. “And the fact that Community Hospital provides great quality, gives us, collectively, the opportunity to not only preserve that, but broaden and strengthen it. We are ready to start our work together and believe we have a bright future ahead of us.”
Community Hospital of Bremen is a 24-bed critical access hospital serving Bremen and the surrounding communities. The hospital, which employs about 170 associates, contains a full emergency department, diagnostic imaging and lab, surgery, medical/surgical unit, obstetrics, sleep lab, physical therapy and occupational health.
“This is an excellent fit for Community Hospital of Bremen,” said David Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital of Bremen. “We look forward to growth opportunities and the expansion of services available to our community now that we are officially part of Beacon.”