Atrium will merge with the Wisconsin-based healthcare system; The planned HQ for Charlotte – WSOC TV

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health announced plans Wednesday to combine their health systems and transition to Advocate Health.

The new organization will serve 5.5 million patients in Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

“The world of healthcare as we know it is changing at lightning speed – and it is rapidly becoming more digital, personalized, scientific and complex,” said Eugene A. Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health. “This strategic combination will allow us to deepen our commitments to health equity; create more jobs and opportunities for our teammates and our communities; launch new breakthrough innovations; and more. Together, we will manifest a new future that will dramatically elevate the care we give to every hand we hold and every life we ​​touch.

The new organization, which will be headquartered in Charlotte, will also employ more than 7,600 physicians and nearly 150,000 teammates.

“Together, we can do more, be better, and move faster,” said Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health. “This combination harnesses our complementary strengths and the expertise of our doctors, nurses and teammates to lead the transformation of healthcare for those we are so proud to serve.”

The boards of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health unanimously approved the deal.

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