We promise to keep you informed and updated. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you learn more about our proposed agreement.
We’re excited to share that the Southeastern Health Board of Trustees has approved and signed the comprehensive Management Services Agreement (MSA) with UNC Health. With the MSA now finalized, we are officially part of the UNC Health family. This incredibly exciting milestone reflects the hard work of our Board, leadership team, physicians and employees to put us in a place to be taking this important step forward together.
Southeastern Health is no longer a stand-alone, independent health system – instead, we are a part of North Carolina’s leading public academic health system, UNC Health. Changing our name is a big deal and reflects not just the fact that we are the newest member in the UNC Health system, but we will also begin transitioning our daily operations to align with the protocols, policies, procedures and high standards that each of our sister hospitals within the UNC Health system uses today.
Some changes you can expect to see in the months and year ahead, include:
In 2021, all facilities and departments will change their name to align with the UNC Health Southeastern brand. All elements that include the Southeastern Health brand will be re-branded as UNC Health Southeastern such as employee badges, website and social media platforms, signage, marketing campaigns and more.
Yes. As part of the initial proposed 10-year agreement, Southeastern Health intends to co-brand with UNC Health as UNC Health Southeastern.
Today we become UNC Health Southeastern. This incredibly exciting milestone reflects the hard work of our Board, leadership team, physicians and employees to put us in a place to be taking this important step forward together. With the agreement finalized, we will now turn our attention to the work of integrating into the UNC Health family as UNC Health Southeastern. This work will be conducted deliberately and thoughtfully, with input from leader and physicians across the organization.
Our CEO Joann Anderson and CFO Justin Bynum will report to UNC Health and our Board of Trustees. Our Board will remain in place to ensure local input and oversight, but the day-to-day management and decision-making will be in the hands of UNC Health.
As we begin to work more closely with North Carolina’s leading public academic health system, we will benefit from access to the operational and clinical expertise and resources needed to:
In partnership with UNC Health, we can become a better and stronger healthcare partner to the communities we serve. Eventually, our goal is to move to UNC Health’s instance of Epic, improving care coordination for patients. We also anticipate beginning to work more closely with UNC Health on important topics that we must address to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our community.
This is a win-win for both organizations. We will learn from each other and take the best of both our organizations to create a healthier North Carolina. We have a lot of work to do, but we’re moving forward together in the right direction. As always, you can visit SEHealthForward.org to learn more about how we’re moving forward together as UNC Health Southeastern.