P&S Surgical Hospital was founded in 1997 by a group of 19 doctors and St. Francis Medical Center as a joint venture. Over the years, P&S has built a strong reputation for excellence in medical care, and currently offers 13 medical specialties.
Today, over 20 years later, we are happy to announce that the ownership structure for P&S Surgical Hospital is changing to one that is more reflective of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. P&S Surgical Hospital will become a department of St. Francis Medical Center, Inc. with a planned effective date of July 1, 2018.
“Our P&S Surgical Hospital team is proud to build upon our existing partnership with St. Francis Medical Center. Our management team will continue to assist St. Francis with their procedural operations and development of services. We are excited about this new endeavor, and we will continue to provide excellent healthcare to our community, said Linda S. Holyfield, President & CEO of P&S Surgical Hospital.
By modifying the ownership structure, both organizations will be able to work in a cohesive manner towards the transformation of healthcare delivery in Northeast Louisiana. Goals of this stronger alignment include decreasing costs, driving quality improvements in care delivery and expanding the scope of services available for patients. No layoffs are anticipated at either campus. Kristin Wolkart, President & CEO of St. Francis Medical Center added, “I’m excited about this incredible opportunity to bring our two organizations together. The management team and staff of P&S are going to be an integral part of St. Francis, and will help to drive efficiency and quality within both organizations. Learning from the award-winning, quality performance of P&S Surgical Hospital, the procedural services within St. Francis Medical Center will only continue to improve. Our alignment creates an incredible care delivery model that should bring success long into the future.”
This change is considered an opportunity to continue the Mission established by the FMOL Sisters over 100 years ago. Both organizations commit to make this transition as seamless as possible, and one that will benefit physicians, team members, and those in the region seeking care at either facility.