St. Luke's to join Aspirus in health care expansion plan
WAUSAU, WI— St. Luke’s Duluth and Aspirus of Wausau, Wisconsin have signed a letter of intent to affiliate.
The comprehensive health care system will serve northeastern Minnesota, northern and central Wisconsin, and the western Upper Peninsula.
Officials say the nonprofit health systems are unified under common goals: to advance quality of care in the region, expand local and rural access to health care, and strengthen communities. The combined organization will achieve those goals through improved access to capital, unified technology platforms, increased scale and efficiencies, and a health plan focused on maximizing value for patients and employers.
The combined organization will operate 19 hospitals and 130 outpatient locations, with nearly 14,000 employees.