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Novant Health and UVA Health System close on partnership

Manassas, Va., Jan. 6 – On Jan. 1, Novant Health and the University of Virginia Health System closed on the formation of a new regional partnership for Virginia. The name of the new health system is Novant Health UVA Health System.

Under the agreement, Novant Health’s Virginia operations – including Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, Novant Health Caton Merchant House, Novant Health Cancer Center and Novant Health physician clinics – will join UVA Culpeper Hospital to form the regional health system. 

The Novant Health UVA Health System facility names are now:

  • Novant Health UVA Health System Cancer Center
  • Novant Health UVA Health System Caton Merchant House
  • Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
  • Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
  • Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center

Melissa Robson, president of Novant Health’s Northern Virginia market, will serve as CEO for the regional health system. Greg Napps will remain as the CEO of Culpeper Medical Center, Bebe Holt will remain as president of Prince William Medical Center and Don Sedgley will remain as president of Haymarket Medical Center.

The partnership brings strong benefits to Northern Virginia communities, said leaders from the two health systems.

“We believe this partnership will enable us to provide remarkable care in an efficient manner,” Robson said. “The partnership means that patients in Northern Virginia will be able to connect with UVA Health System’s strong subspecialty care and clinical trials, while benefiting from Novant Health’s experience with increasing access to care when and where patients need it.”

“Through our partnership with Novant Health, we will provide patients throughout Northern Virginia with an integrated, specialized and high-quality network of care close to home,” said Dr. Richard P. Shannon, executive vice president for health affairs, UVA Health System.

Novant Health physician practices in the Northern Virginia area will also become part of the regional health system. For example, Novant Health Bull Run Family Medicine will become Novant Health UVA Health System Bull Run Family Medicine.

Novant Health has 60 percent ownership and UVA Health System has 40 percent ownership of the joint operating company that will oversee the regional health system. Under the agreement, each of the hospitals in the regional health system will continue to directly employ all existing staff. UVA and Novant Health will honor existing commitments made to their respective entities prior to this agreement. For Culpeper Medical Center, this includes investing $45 million in the hospital and related health care enhancements.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016