Officials from St. Luke's Health System and Elmore Medical Center recently announced that as of April 1, Elmore Medical Center became a part of St. Luke's Health System.
Over the last six months, representatives from both organizations have been working closely to prepare for the integration of Elmore Medical Center into St. Luke's Health System.
The completion of this integration follows a May 2012 public vote in which nearly 75% of Elmore County residents approved the proposed alignment of Elmore Medical Center with St. Luke's.
Prior to the integration, St. Luke's Health System had a long-standing agreement to manage operations at the 25-bed hospital that serves Mountain Home and the surrounding communities.
Greg L. Maurer, who has served as CEO of Elmore Medical Center for the last 11 years, will continue to provide executive leadership for St. Luke's Elmore.
The hospital will also remain part of the county taxing district and will be governed by the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. A local community council will provide input in conjunction with the taxing district board.