Summit Healthcare is proud to provide the communities we serve with access to state-of-the-art care and trusted physicians across a wide-range of specialties. In some cases, physicians and medical services that may not be available locally can still be offered at Summit Healthcare by entering into collaboration agreements with independent healthcare providers.
Summit Healthcare’s collaboration agreements are with healthcare organizations that are committed to help Summit Healthcare continue to meet its mission of providing exceptional compassionate care, close to home.
Current Collaboration Agreements:
- Obstetrix / Neonatology Associates Limited is a full-time 24/7/365 neonatoaltelemedicine consultation. The program allows the Neonatologist to view the infant on a monitor, while listening to breathing and examining the infant visually for signs of cleft palate or cleft lip.
- Mayo Medical Laboratory provides specialty lab services for tests that cannot be done at Summit Healthcare.
- Hospitalists Medicine Healthcare, LLC is a group of physicians who take care of our patients who have been admitted to the hospital.
- Banner Healthcare provides services in our emergency room for stroke patients through our telestroke program. Telestroke connects a patient with a board- certified neurologist without having to transfer the patient off the Mountain. The neurologist has immediate access to the patient’s test results and consults with our emergency room physicians. Banner also provides telepsychiatry services for patients through the emergency room. Behavioral health has been identified as the number one health concern from our community health needs assessment and collaborating with Banner telepsychiatry enables patients to connect to psychiatrist for treatment while in our emergency room.
- Apheresis Care Group Inc./Fresenius provides patients with Inpatient Dialysis while they are at Summit Healthcare receiving medical care.
- Healogics – Wound Care and Hyperbaric services.Collaboration agreements are a commonplace in the healthcare industry, including at large, metro facilities. The reason is simple: collaboration agreements increase patient access and overall care. Summit Healthcare will continue to enter into collaboration agreements as needed to expand and elevate healthcare in the White Mountains.
Ron McArthur, CEO