UTMB and Angleton Danbury Medical Center exploring long-term, formal relationship
Any agreement requires governing boards’ approval

 

Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. The details of any future relationship are still being negotiated. The goal is to strengthen both organizations in preparation to succeed in an accountable care environment while still providing patients access to the best care close to their homes.

Any agreement will require the approval of both the ADMC Board of Directors and the University of Texas System Board of Regents. A decision and the related approvals should be made by late spring/early summer.

“We are proud of the health care services we have provided to the residents of our community and are excited about the possibilities for growth and expansion that a formal relationship with UTMB Health would allow,” said Dave Bleakney, CEO of Angleton Danbury Medical Center. “It is certainly in line with our mission of nearly 45 years, improving the health status of our community through education, prevention and quality care. Looking into the future, a relationship with UTMB might very well be the answer to that continued mission.”

“We are extremely pleased about the possibility of a formal relationship. Our mutual goals are to increase access to the best possible health care to those who live in our region,” said Donna Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO of UTMB Health System. “We look forward to working together to complement the care being provided in the area and to enhance the already excellent care provided by the medical staff and employees of Angleton Danbury Medical Center.”

Fast Facts -- Letter of Intent

Hi-Res photos of Sollenberger, Bleakney plus exteriors of ADMC and UTMB John Sealy Hospital

ABOUT ADMC: Angleton Danbury Medical Center, established in 1969, is an acute care hospital serving more than 60,000 people in the communities of Angleton, Danbury, Rosharon and the surrounding areas of southern Brazoria County. With a mission that remains unchanged, Angleton Danbury Medical Center continues to improve the health status of these communities through education, prevention and quality care.

ABOUT UTMB HEALTH: Texas' first academic health center opened its doors in 1891 and today comprises four health sciences schools, three institutes for advanced study, a research enterprise that includes one of only two national laboratories dedicated to the safe study of infectious threats to human health, and a health system offering a full range of primary and specialized medical services throughout Galveston County and the Texas Gulf Coast region. UTMB Health is a component of the University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.