Coming soon: M Health Fairview

The University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services on September 28 announced approval of an agreement to create a fully integrated, nationally renowned academic health system.

The agreement expands the organizations’ current University of Minnesota Health (M Health) partnership to bring together the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview’s other 11 hospitals, 56 primary care clinics, and additional services into a shared care delivery system driven by a single leadership structure that includes academic physicians. 

Highlights of the plan include a structure that promotes care designed around patient needs that is led by academic physicians, tighter operational alignment to simplify the care experience, and increased financial support for the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The shared care delivery system will be united under a single brand: M Health Fairview. The agreement takes effect on January 1 and will continue through December 31, 2026, with an option for a 10-year extension in 2023.

“I’m pleased we have reached a point at which University physicians and researchers can bring their strengths to bear in new and meaningful ways,” says University President Eric Kaler, Ph.D. “Minnesotans — from our patients to most of Minnesota’s health care professionals and the communities they serve — will greatly benefit when this new approach is fully realized.” 

Read the full press release.

Published on October 17, 2018