SCRANTON, Pa., October 25, 2018 – Huntzinger Management Group, Inc. (Huntzinger), a leader in healthcare advisory, managed, implementation, and staffing services, announced today that the company has engaged in a managed services agreement with Asquam Community Health Collaborative (Asquam), a joint collaboration between LRGHealthcare and Speare Memorial Hospital, both in New Hampshire. Huntzinger President, Chief Operating Officer, and Founding Partner Tanya Freeman made the announcement.
The multi-year agreement will have Huntzinger manage the provision of all information technology (IT) services to Asquam. “Huntzinger is honored and pleased to embark on this relationship supporting Asquam in providing IT services to these hospitals,” stated Freeman.
“Our vision for Asquam was to create an IT platform capable of improving the health and care of our collective patients,” said Michelle McEwen, FACHE, President and CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital. “The agreement with Huntzinger enables us to further ensure the sustainability of that platform into the future,” she added.
“Asquam has had a relationship with Huntzinger for the past year,” commented Kevin W. Donovan, President and CEO of LRGHealthcare. Donovan further noted, “This agreement expands the positive benefits achieved through that relationship, including access to additional Huntzinger IT expertise and experience.”
An essential component of the agreement is the transition of Asquam IT staff to Huntzinger Managed Services, LLC employees. Freemen added “We are excited to welcome the talented Asquam IT staff as they join the Huntzinger family."
Huntzinger provides IT advisory, managed, implementation, and staffing services to the healthcare industry. We focus on clinical and operational business performance optimization by ensuring alignment between IT, clinical, and ambulatory areas to position our healthcare clients for the future. For more information, visit www.huntzingergroup.com.
Asquam Community Health Collaborative is a joint collaboration developed by LRGHealthcare and Speare Memorial aimed at improving the health and care of the communities in which they serve.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community. For more information, visit www.lrgh.org.
About Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare Memorial Hospital—nationally ranked one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States and designated a 2015 HealthStrong™ Hospital—is a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire. Visit online at www.spearehospital.com.
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