Ashland Hospital CEO to Resign

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local hospital is losing one of its leaders. Ashland Community Hospital officials announced, current CEO Mark Marchetti will be leaving the organization on May 1st. Marchetti’s been the CEO since 2004. This comes as Ashland Community Hospital and Asante are in talks to merge.

Asante Merger Moving Forward

ASHLAND, Ore. — The next step in Ashland Community Hospital and Asante Health System merging together has begun after the Ashland City Council approved the letter of intent on Tuesday night. The next step in the process is to develop a binding contractual agreement in the next 90 days. Officials for both Asante and Ashland … Continue reading »

City Council To Vote On Hospital Merger

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Community Hospital may be getting new ownership. Ashland City Council is scheduled for a vote Tuesday to approve a letter intent to merge the hospital with Medford-based Asante. Representatives at the hospital say that employees are generally positive about the proposed merger. Dave Kanner, the city administrator and liaison with the … Continue reading »

Asante and Ashland Working Together

ASHLAND, Ore. — As the negotiations between Asante and Ashland Community Hospital progress, city officials may now be involved in the discussion. The City of Ashland Administrator Dave Kanner said things are moving forward for Ashland Community Hospital to merge with Asante, but it’s not a sure thing yet. Both parties are planning to meet … Continue reading »

ACH Chooses Partnership With Asante

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Community Hospital announced Thursday it’s partnering with Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The new partnership is being touted as a way to improve the quality of patient care and services while securing the financial future of Ashland’s hospital. This decision comes after Ashland Community Hospital broke off ties with Dignity Health … Continue reading »

Hospital Talks Break Down

ASHLAND, Ore. – Months of negotiations have broken down between Ashland Community Hospital and Dignity Health and it’s left the hospital racing to find a new partner. After a deal with Dignity Health fell through, Ashland Community Hospital has hospital officials now looking at their options. The hospital had been in negotiations to merge with … Continue reading »

Dignity Health Backs Out

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Community Hospital is once again looking for a financial partner. On Monday, Dignity Health ended its negotiations with the hospital. The Community Hospital is now free to go back to other offers that remain open and reconsider those options after a six-month exclusive negotiation period between Ashland Community Hospital and San … Continue reading »

Ashland Council Discusses Hospital Merge

ASHLAND, Ore. — There was more listening than talking at an meeting between Ashland Community Hospital’s board and the city council. Several community members were upset when they found out on Wednesday night that they’ll have to wait until the next meeting to ask questions and share their opinion. The hospital and Dignity Health boards … Continue reading »

Ashland Partners With Dignity Health

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Community Hospital is just one step closer to its potential partnership with health care giant, Dignity Health. As part of its deliberations Wednesday, the board agreed to formally ask the Ashland City Council to approve the affiliation, but approval hasn’t been received by all community members. Dignity Health operates 40 hospitals … Continue reading »

Ashland Community Hospital Holds Q&A

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Community Hospital says it’s new partner sepcializes in meeting the unique challenges small hospitals face. Six months ago, the hospital started negotiations with Dignity Health, a network of 40 medical centers based out of San Francisco. Now they want their patients to meet their partner. Representives from both organizations will be … Continue reading »