The combined health system would seek to improve services for patients as well as improve efficiency, the three organizations said in a statement. It would be governed by a single board.
All three organizations would maintain existing medical school relationships.
"We are three successful health care organizations driven by a shared desire to collectively build upon our success in improving quality, efficiency and value in health care delivery," Beaumont Chief Executive
Botsford Health Care operates the 330-bed
Beaumont has 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and nearly 3,100 doctors. It operates three hospitals, the largest of which is in
The proposed merger is the second attempt for Beaumont in recent years.
Beaumont's board and management team developed tenets for a model health care system and in late 2011 started a search for a partner. A letter of intent to merge with
Henry Ford chief executive
Henry Ford employs about 24,000 people and operates seven hospitals. It also operates Health Alliance Plan, a health maintenance and insurance organization.
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