Tyrone Regional Health Network Open to Forming Partnership to Support Continued Growth

TYRONE – Over the past five years, Tyrone Hospital has evolved into Tyrone Regional Health Network (TRHN) through building relationships with other leading healthcare providers, both regionally and nationally, bringing high quality patient care services to the region.

Tyrone Regional has developed a vision for continued growth and strength, and to support that vision, officials have announced that Tyrone Regional will begin to evaluate potential partners that share the vision and values on which Tyrone Regional Health Network has been built.

The plan to look at partnership opportunities was shared this week with TRHN employees and affiliated physicians during meetings held on the Tyrone Hospital Campus. The meetings included a discussion regarding TRHN’s strategic vision with input obtained from both employees and medical staff members. The evaluation process was explained and questions were addressed.

A solicitation to potential partners will be prepared with assistance from an outside consultant and issued this month.  It is expected to take at least three to four months to complete the process of receiving and evaluating responses from potential partners.

“We have undergone a complete turnaround over the past several years”, said Stephen C. Gildea, Chief Executive Officer, MBA, FACHE. “In recent years, we have been in a growth mode. We are financially solid.

“We have expanded our services, volume of patients, affiliated medical staff, our role in the community and developed a regional presence. Patients and Physicians hold the quality of care provided by our staff in very high regard.

“We are now looking toward further expansion and development to serve the people of central Pennsylvania who rely on us for healthcare services.  We think the timing is right to explore partnership with another organization. The right relationship can support our forward motion.”

Updates regarding the review of partnership opportunities will be provided as new information becomes available.

Tyrone Hospital was founded by the community in 1954.  In June of 2014, Tyrone Regional Health Network was announced as a new name for Tyrone Hospital to better reflect the hospital’s growth and the broad and varied relationships it has formed with physicians and other entities across the region in recent years. Also announced were plans for a 38,000 square foot expansion to Tyrone Hospital to accommodate its growing services and to further enhance customer service.

TRHN consists of Tyrone Hospital, which is a 25 bed community hospital that provides general medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency care, primary care physician services in Tyrone, the northern edge of Altoona, State College and Houtzdale and management services for the Glendale Area Medical Center in Coalport, the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute,  orthopedic services in partnership with Blair Orthopedics and University Orthopedics Center, physical and occupational therapy services and the Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Center in partnership with ProCare,  Davita kidney dialysis services, occupational health, a growing variety of physician specialists many of whom reside directly on the hospital’s campus including gynecology, breast surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, optometry, nephrology, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, podiatry, cardiology, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, ENT and others.

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