Kadlec Health System and Providence Health & Services Announce Affiliation

Kadlec Health System and Providence Health & Services today jointly announced they have signed final definitive agreement to form an affiliation.  The secular (non-religious) affiliation will bring together two highly respected not-for-profit health care systems driven by their strong missions to serve all members to their communities.

Kadlec will join Western HealthConnect, the secular (non-religious) organization formed to allow Providence to remain Catholic and secular affiliates to remain secular.  Kadlec Regional Medical Center will remain a separate 501(c)3 organization.

Kadlec will remain secular (non-religious).  Its physicians and staff will continue to follow their processes for ethical decision-making and will not be subject to the ethical and religious directives that apply to Catholic organizations.

Both Providence and Kadlec will continue to serve all patients -- from all walks of life -- with high quality, compassionate care, regardless of beliefs, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other circumstances; this will not change.