February 1, 2011
Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Hospitals has formed a joint venture with Duke University Health System to build a network of community hospitals in North Carolina and surrounding areas.
A news release Monday about the venture said the first hospital targeted for the network is Maria Parham Medical Center of Henderson, North Carolina.
The news release said Duke/LifePoint is one of the first joint ventures between an academic health system and a hospital operations company.
Maria Parham has served communities throughout north-central North Carolina and southern Virginia for about 85 years. It has a team of more than 150 physicians and 700 clinical and support staff and offers a variety of health care services.
LifePoint Hospitals operates 52 hospital campuses in 17 states.