Jackson County Regional Health Center Affiliates with Genesis Health System

Maquoketa, Iowa, June 16, 2010 -- At a special meeting today, the Jackson County Regional Health Center Board of Trustees voted unanimously to enter into a hospital management services agreement with Davenport-based Genesis Health System. The effective date of the agreement is July 1, 2010.

The JCRHC Board voted last month to terminate its current management services agreement with Iowa Health System and The Finley Hospital in Dubuque at the end of this month.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Genesis will provide JCRHC with "day-to-day" management services, including information technology support; medical staff support services; and, quality and patient safety improvement programs, among other management and consulting services. Curt Coleman will continue to lead JCRHC as Administrator under an employment agreement with Genesis Health System. There are no other JCRHC personnel changes contemplated at this time. In return, JCRHC will pay a base management services fee of $20,000 per month to Genesis, plus additional sums for ancillary project services not covered under the core agreement. It is estimated that the total amount paid annually by JCRHC to Genesis will be comparable to the amount paid by JCRHC to Iowa Health System and The Finley Hospital for similar services under the current agreement set to expire on June 30.

JCRHC Board Chairman Kevin Burns characterized the new affiliation as a "step forward" for Jackson County: "We believe that the people of Jackson County will be well-served by this agreement. Genesis Health System is widely recognized as a national leader in quality and patient safety as well as medical and information technology. More importantly, Genesis has demonstrated its commitment to help maintain critical access hospitals, like ours, by its successful association with similar hospitals in DeWitt, Iowa and Aledo, Illinois." Burns added: "I also want to express my appreciation to Genesis and our leadership team for their expeditious handling of these negotiations, ensuring the seamless, uninterrupted operations of Jackson County Regional Health Center. We look forward to a long and productive affiliation with Genesis in service to the people of Jackson County."

About JCRHC

Jackson County Regional Health Center opened its doors on May 16, 1950 as the county's only hospital. It was founded as the result of a community vision to create a modern, full-service hospital to meet the needs of Jackson County residents and the surrounding area. That vision holds true today as JCRHC strives to meet the ever changing needs of the people it serves. Today, Jackson County Regional Health Center is a 25-bed Joint Commission accredited critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and community health services.

About Genesis

Genesis Health System provides a comprehensive portfolio of health care services to a 10-county, bi-state region and remains the region's only locally owned and operated health care system. Services offered by Genesis include preventive, primary, acute and tertiary hospital care; home health care; hospice; rehabilitation and long-term care. Some of the many Genesis Health System organizations are: Genesis Convenient Care Clinics in Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline; Genesis Medical Center, Davenport; Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus; and, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt. Genesis is also the largest provider of physician services with nearly 150 providers at more than 30 locations throughout the region.

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