2013-01-03 Integris Becomes Majority Owner of Oklahoma’s Lakeside Women’s Hospital
Two Oklahoma-owned and operated health care entities make a unified commitment to the women of our state. INTEGRIS Health is proud to announce that Lakeside Women’s Hospital will become the newest member of the INTEGRIS Health network.
As of Jan. 1, 2013, INTEGRIS Health will be the majority owner of Lakeside Women’s Hospital. The physicians practice will remain independent.
Deborah Huff, M.D., founding partner of Lakeside Women’s Hospital, says the move benefits both organizations. “We believe the partnership will complete our sphere of care by providing our patients with benefits and services not previously offered at Lakeside. These include direct access to high quality cardiology, oncology and orthopedic specialists, as well as a wide variety of educational programs. The additional specialties offered by INTEGRIS will help us ensure good health for women during every stage of their life.”
President and chief executive officer of INTEGRIS Health, Bruce Lawrence, says the alignment solidifies INTEGRIS Health as the industry leader in women’s health services in the Oklahoma City area. “Our interest in Lakeside Women’s Hospital is one that includes a great amount of respect for the way their physicians and staff have cared for women through the years. Our intent as the new partner is to continue the same exemplary care both organizations are known for, with very little change to Lakesides’ current model of success.”
In fact, both parties insist that the patients themselves will notice no significant difference in the day-to-day operations. The medical staff will remain unchanged, as will the location. Current insurance plans and previously scheduled appointments, procedures and classes will also remain the same.
The goal is to create a synergy of services, technology and resources provided by Lakeside and INTEGRIS Health that will greatly improve the overall health and wellness of the women of Oklahoma.