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St Elizabeth and Lassen Medical Group Reach Agreement

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In a historic move that will ensure the comprehensive primary healthcare of patients in Tehama County, Lassen Medical Group and Dignity Health have signed an agreement today that will allow the facility to continue serving the North State now, and well into the future.

The agreement is the first step to advance a long-standing collaboration between the two organizations.

Patient care is a top priority for both Lassen Medical Group and Dignity Health, and this agreement will help to ensure the 60-year legacy of patient care established by Lassen Medical Group will continue in the North State. The focus of this enhanced venture is to provide continuity of primary care to Tehama County.

“[With health care in California, and across the nation, facing new challenges every day, this agreement allows us to focus, improve and advance patient care for this community.],” said Dr. Kimberli Frantz, executive director with Lassen Medical Group.

Lassen Medial Group evaluated many prospective partners. Dignity Health met the criteria as a suitable partner, allowing Lassen Medical Group to continue building on its legacy. This alliance will support the current management team, the employees and the more than 30 providers in their mission to deliver needed care to more than 60,000 area residents.

“We have been a long-standing partner to Lassen Medical Group and recognize the valuable care they provide to the community and that is why we are committed to seeing the legacy of care continue through our agreement],” said Todd Smith, President of Dignity Health’s St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. “Our united vision and mission will accomplish more for Tehama County residents."

About Lassen Medical Group

Lassen Medical Group has been providing comprehensive, quality care to Tehama County's families since 1956. With more than 30 providers in Red Bluff and Cottonwood, Lassen Medical physicians are all Board Certified/Board Eligible. Lassen Medical Group provides services in Osteopathic Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Occupational Health, Acute Care, Family Practice and Lassen Hospitalist Group. 

About Dignity Health North State

Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. All three hospitals have been honored with numerous awards. Mercy Medical Center Redding has received National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award for eight consecutive years and the Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for three consecutive years. St. Elizabeth Community Hospital received a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital in the Nation for seven consecutive years – an honor no other California hospital of its size has achieved. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access hospital in the Nation by the National Rural Health Association. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of the Golden Umbrella Adult Day Health Care and Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs. Visit to learn more.

Publish date: 

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Christine McMurry, Director of External Communications

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