Siemens Healthineers and Atrium Health, a leading nonprofit health provider known for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care programs, have announced a multi-year Value Partnership agreement. This strategic agreement will focus on driving access to care in Atrium Health’s service region across the southeastern U.S., improving health equity and enhancing economic mobility. Atrium Health will purchase more than $140 million in Siemens Healthineers devices and equipment, including advanced imaging technology, radiation oncology and precision endovascular robotics.
Utilizing Siemens Healthineers technology, Atrium Health will work to improve health care in rural and underserved areas. It will do so by strategically strengthening economic mobility, health equity and access and focusing on environmental sustainability in the region.
“This partnership between Atrium Health and Siemens Healthineers will create tremendous value for our communities and the health care field,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “Together, we will reshape the future of health care, invent new technologies and grow the next generation of talented clinicians – all with a laser-like focus on equity and inclusive growth.”
Through unique services and approaches within the Value Partnership, Siemens Healthineers will help Atrium Health meet its strategic goals, increase efficiency and work toward improving health in communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama – and beyond. Through Siemens Healthineers, Atrium Health will continue to modernize its healthcare infrastructure to serve patients, use technologies like artificial intelligence to improve outcomes and quality, reduce costs in health care across the enterprise, as well as jointly develop education and workforce solutions to help encourage and enhance careers in health care.
“Siemens Healthineers is proud to continue its strong partnership with Atrium Health imaging service engineering teams to improve the quality of health care,” said Dave Pacitti, president and head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers. “Not only will this agreement nurture the development of the next-generation workforce in health care, but it will also serve as a foundation for future innovations.”
“As an academic learning health system, Atrium Health is at the forefront of research and innovation that can improve the health of our population,” said Dr. Rasu Shrestha, enterprise executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer for Atrium Health. “This agreement with Siemens Healthineers will help Atrium Health push the boundaries of innovations in clinical care, research and community impact, and also help us equip the new bed towers being built at our flagship hospitals in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina with leading-edge technologies. This foundation will allow Atrium Health to lay the groundwork for our soon-to-be constructed projects such as Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte and the adjacent ‘The Pearl‘ innovation district.”
Through the Value Partnership model, hospitals can optimize business processes, expand capabilities and drive innovation. These innovative agreements rely on the entire Siemens Healthineers portfolio to create added value beyond equipment.