September 11, 2013

Allina Assumes Ownership of Regina Medical Center

For almost 30 years, Regina Medical Center has built an extremely close working relationship with Allina Health.  With two clinics located on their campus and an additional clinic in Prescott, Wisconsin, Regina has become clinically integrated with Allina Health’s electronic medical records system and specialty care services.  Five years ago, Allina Health became a 25 percent owner of Regina Medical Center and Regina’s physicians aligned their practices with Allina Medical Center.  On August 1, Regina reached a milestone with the completion of the next step in their journey toward a long-term association with Allina Health. Allina Health assumed full ownership of Regina Medical Center.

With an increasing public desire to receive additional medical services in the Hastings area and an expectation to offer our patients exceptional care at a lower cost, the Regina Board of Directors determined a partnership with Allina Health would be the best match to accomplish these goals – especially given its strong physician presence and outstanding history of partnering with our organization.

Allina Health has committed to investing in several enhancements to the Regina campus while expanding primary and emergency care. This allows Regina to provide patients additional comprehensive specialty services like oncology, cardiology and neurology.

With the same confidence, the Regina Board of Directors has decided to partner with the Benedictine Health System, a Catholic, mission-based, non-profit health system headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. Benedictine Health System provides complete long-term care services for aging adults, including independent housing, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in facilities located across six states. Benedictine Health System will acquire full ownership of Regina’s Senior Living services from Allina Health in January.

As of August 1, Regina employees will remain employed by Regina Medical Center as a wholly owned subsidiary of Allina Health. Beginning January 1, 2014, any employees who transition to Benedictine Health System will be covered under compensation and benefit plans set by Benedictine Health System.

Throughout their decision-making process, the Regina Board of Directors held several major principles: maintaining our Catholic heritage and remaining true to our mission; faithful to its Christian tradition of respect for human life; and promoting the health of the whole person.