by Gus Iversen
, Editor in Chief | November 29, 2022
Siemens Healthineers and Atrium Health, a leading nonprofit health provider, are entering a multiyear Value Partnership agreement intended to improve health equity and enhance economic mobility in Atrium Health’s service region across the southeastern U.S.
As part of the deal, Atrium Health will purchase $140 million in Siemens equipment, including advanced imaging technology, radiation oncology and precision endovascular robotics. Using these tools, Atrium will target better outcomes in rural and underserved areas across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
“This partnership between Atrium Health and Siemens Healthineers will create tremendous value for our communities and the healthcare field,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “Together, we will reshape the future of health care, invent new technologies and grow the next generation of talented clinicians — all with a laser-like focus on equity and inclusive growth.”
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. The health system announced plans to merge
with Advocate Aurora Health in May, but regulatory approval remains pending. The combined organization would serve 5.5 million patients across more than 67 hospitals, and have combined revenues of more than $27 billion.
“As an academic learning health system, Atrium Health is at the forefront of research and innovation that can improve the health of our population,” said Dr. Rasu Shrestha, enterprise executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer for Atrium Health. “This agreement with Siemens Healthineers will help Atrium Health push the boundaries of innovations in clinical care, research and community impact, and also help us equip the new bed towers being built at our flagship hospitals in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with leading-edge technologies. This foundation will allow Atrium Health to lay the groundwork for our soon-to-be constructed projects such as Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte and the adjacent 'The Pearl' innovation district.”