Elkhart General Healthcare System and Memorial Hospital and Health System have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new regional healthcare system in the US.
The agreement will set in motion the formal process of creating a new parent company, which will eventually operate both organisations.
The hospitals will continue to operate at their current locations and will retain their names, according to hospital officials.
Phil Newbold, CEO of the new parent company, said that together Elkhart General and Memorial will have more than 700 highly-skilled, well-trained physicians on staff.
“This shared medical expertise will enable us to attract even more specialised professionals to the area and produce the region’s highest quality of care,” Newbold added.