LECOM Health Welcomes Corry Memorial Hospital to the Family
A late autumn 2015 disclosure marked the attainment of yet another milestone in the inspiring story of LECOM as LECOM Health announced that Corry Memorial Hospital (CMH) would become part of its estimable health care network.
The November communiqué that CMH would join Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH) as the second acute-care hospital in the LECOM Health system, was met with wide regional support as the addition of CMH to LECOM Health will carry great benefit to the Corry community. Corry Memorial Hospital now will have access to LECOM health-system physicians and to expanded medical services.
This agreement is a substantial step for LECOM Health because the health care leader will serve as the parent company of two acute-care hospitals. The LECOM Health acquisition of CMH allows superlative health service to reach into eastern Erie County, as well as into parts of Warren and Crawford counties.
CMH is a 20-bed facility that often had experienced a low daily patient census due to a lack of physicians. As a critical access hospital, CMH will benefit significantly through its access to LECOM Health physicians; allowing Corry residents to receive the care that they need in their hometown hospital.
The affiliation also will allow Millcreek Community Hospital residents to undertake their rotations at CMH.
In 2012, CMH relocated from its existing building to a brand new, 75,000 square-foot facility that features new surgical suites; providing advanced technology for same-day surgeries. The emergency department provides indoor ambulance bays for patient transfers, and it features six patient exam rooms, two trauma bays, and an on-site helipad.
Recognizing the size and breadth of the LECOM Health network and of the significant player that it has become, Dr. John Ferretti, President and CEO of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) explained that the “training of doctors and health care professionals is our mission and our growing number of facilities and community partnership ventures underscores our steadfast dedication to that mission.”
The definitive agreement between the two health care notables is awaiting approval by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Decidedly, a substantial benefit to the entire region, LECOM Health takes another step forward in its unremitting pledge to community betterment and whole-person care.