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Adventist Health and Colusa Regional Medical Center collaborate to preserve access to rural health clinics

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April 20, 2016 (Roseville, Calif.) – Adventist Health has entered into an agreement with Colusa Regional Medical Center in Colusa, Calif., to acquire three rural health clinics. This agreement would ensure that medical care is available to the local communities after the medical center’s imminent closure. Previously, CRMC announced it would close on April 22 due to financial struggles.

“As we work through this difficult situation in our community, we’re pleased to announce that Adventist Health will assume responsibility for our community care clinics in Arbuckle, Colusa and Williams,” said Wayne Allen, chief restructuring officer and interim chief executive officer for CRMC. “The health system will provide stability and access to health services in our region’s rural communities.”

Adventist Health operates the largest rural health network in California, with more than 15 percent of the rural health clinics in the state. “As a faith-based organization, we are eager to share our mission of inspiring health, wholeness and hope,” said Jeff Eller, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Health’s Northern California Region.

“We have identified a sustainable solution to provide quality care to community members,” said Bob Beehler, Adventist Health’s vice president for Market Development/Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.