Two large regional health systems, New Mexico-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services and UnityPoint Health, which serves the upper Midwest, have agreed to “explore the formation of a new healthcare organization,” according to a March 2 press release. The combination would create a parent company for the two nonprofit systems, which hold 48 hospitals between them. Both systems also operate health insurance units. Presbyterian Health Plan is one of the largest insurers in New Mexico, serving 581,174 members in commercial plans and the state’s managed Medicaid program. UnityPoint, meanwhile, is a co-owner of Quartz Health Solutions, Inc., alongside Gundersen Health System and UW Health. Quartz currently enrolls 361,832 members throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans