The joining of the hospital in the organization brings the number of Upper Peninsula hospitals under the SHP umbrella to nine. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the tenth SHP affiliate.
Connie Koutouzos, CEO of NORTHSTAR, says joining the group fits with the strategic direction of NORTHSTAR Health System and will strengthen efforts to improve quality and patient experience while lowering costs.
The SHP Board of Directors took official action this week to accept the affiliation contract with NORTHSTAR.
SHP was established in 2010 by Marquette General Hospital and Bell Hospital.
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