AdventHealth, one of the largest faith-based health systems in the U.S., recently finalized an agreement that officially brings Ottawa, Kansas-based Ransom Memorial Health into the AdventHealth network of care. As part of the agreement, AdventHealth will lease and operate the 44-bed hospital and its outpatient entities.

Effective May 1, 2019, Ransom Memorial Health was renamed AdventHealth Ottawa. AdventHealth Ottawa joins the Mid-America Region of AdventHealth, which also includes AdventHealth Durand, located in Durand, Wisconsin, and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, located in Merriam, Kansas. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s network also includes campuses in Lenexa and Overland Park in Kansas.

“We are excited to welcome Ransom Memorial Health into our health system as AdventHealth Ottawa,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth. “Growing our network in this region enables us to provide Christ-centered care to even more people, and we look forward to offering healing and wholeness to the Franklin County community.”

AdventHealth Ottawa is an acute care facility that also provides a wide range of outpatient and surgical health care services. Matt Heyn, who began serving as chief executive officer at the hospital in 2014, will continue leading the facility as it adopts the health system’s faith-based approach to care.

“Our hospital and patients have already benefited from the relationship we have cultivated with AdventHealth over the years through AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Heyn. “Joining one of the nation’s preeminent health systems enables us to build on our already successful track record, with the added security and support that comes from leveraging AdventHealth’s national scale to help us provide exceptional care, services and resources for those we serve.”

As part of the ongoing relationship between the two facilities, emergency care providers from AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s campuses also help deliver care in Ransom Memorial Health’s emergency department. And in 2017, Ransom Memorial Health established a partnership with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission (then Shawnee Mission Health) to offer more expansive cardiology services to help improve the heart health of residents of Ottawa and surrounding areas.

“The hospital has been a pillar of the community for many years and a wonderful partner with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Sam Huenergardt, president/CEO of AdventHealth’s Mid-America Region and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “I look forward to continuing to work together to advance our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ in Ottawa and Franklin County.”

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