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Guthrie Acquires Lourdes Hospital and Affiliates


The Guthrie Clinic has recently announced they have entered into an agreement with Ascension that will transfer the ownership of Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, otherwise known as Lourdes Hospital, to Guthrie.

The acquisition includes the hospital and all related physician practices from Ascension. Guthrie states the “transition will sustain and improve access to care for patients in Binghamton and surrounding communities.”

“We are excited to bring Lourdes into our Guthrie family, with many shared values and mutual commitment to patient-centered care,” said Edmund Sabanegh Jr., MD, MBA, President and CEO of Guthrie. “Like Lourdes, Guthrie has a strong tradition of serving our communities, providing care to patients where they are. This transaction will enable a continuation of this joint tradition and strengthen our investments in care delivery, patient outcomes and experience for the greater Binghamton community.”


Dr Sabanegh and Kathy Connerton. Image courtesy of Guthrie.

The transition will be completed by early 2024 and is subjected to standard regulatory approvals. Until the approvals are given, both Guthrie and Lourdes will operate independently.

Once approved, all of the current Lourdes services, facilities, providers and associates will be included in the transition.

“Lourdes has been committed to our Mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable, a commitment we have acted upon in Binghamton since 1925. As a regional provider, Guthrie is well positioned to carry on this legacy, serving the community through an integrated care delivery system,” said Kathy Connerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lourdes. “This transition will ensure that the Binghamton community has sustainable, quality healthcare access long into the future.”

**Feature image via Google**

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