In 2011, SVHsupport partnered with CHRISTUS Health to contribute over $14.8 million to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center to acquire Physicians Medical Center (PMC). The affiliation between CHRISTUS Health and SVHsupport brought financial strength and management expertise to grow services in the area and to ensure long-term financial health of the medical center, driving job creation and retention in the region. In addition, it provided a more cost effective system of care through better coordination of operating room facilities and the potential for these facilities to become more specialized in the future. Read press release >
It also allowed doctors to serve their patients in multiple locations and increased access to care. Finally, it helped ease capacity issues often seen at the hospital during winter months by providing a second location for patients to receive surgical services.