Ascension Texas announced it will be acquiring the medical providers and clinic locations affiliated with Little River Healthcare, which recently closed.
In early December, Little River Healthcare unexpectedly closed. The healthcare system filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July but filed a motion to convert the filing to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy months later.
“We are proud of the new partnership with physicians and staff formerly affiliated with Little River, as their continued commitment to residents of Central Texas aligns with the compassionate care we provide to our local communities,” said Craig Cordola, President and CEO, Ascension Texas. “We believe this will strengthen healthcare in the region and allow these trusted physicians and medical staff to ensure continuity of care to those they serve.”
The acquisition will allow King's Daughters Clinic in Temple to resume providing medical care for patients. It will also include specialty and primary-care clinic locations across Central Texas.
“King’s Daughters Clinic in Temple has provided 92 years of care, and the Ascension Texas acquisition allows our physicians to continue providing medical care to patients in our community,” said Dr. Jamie Callas, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Medical Group Temple-Georgetown.
The medical offices included in the acquisition are planned to open on Jan. 8.
“This strategy seamlessly connects Ascension Texas patient care from Austin to Waco. This also allows us a platform to expand access and services to the community,” said Clayton Carsner, Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Medical Group-Texas.
Seton Healthcare Family and Providence Healthcare Network are operated within Ascension Texas.
Ascension Texas said the acquisition will broaden the healthcare group's outreach to Central Texas communities, connecting more residents with the medical expertise and personalized healthcare including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Seton Medical Center Austin, Providence Health Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center.
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