Novant and the University of Virginia Health System closed their deal to create a new regional health system called Novant Health UVA Health System. The agreement encompasses Novant’s Virginia operations, including three hospitals, a cancer center and physician clinics.

Melissa Robson, president of Novant Health’s Northern Virginia market, will serve as CEO for the regional health system.

“We believe this partnership will enable us to provide remarkable care in an efficient manner,” Robson said in a press release. “The partnership means that patients in Northern Virginia will be able to connect with UVA Health System’s strong subspecialty care and clinical trials, while benefiting from Novant Health’s experience with increasing access to care when and where patients need it.”

Novant Health has 60 percent ownership and UVA Health System has 40 percent ownership of the joint operating company that will oversee the regional health system.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 25,000 team members who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 13 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. 

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