High Point, NC -- High Point Regional unveiled its new sign simply the latest step in completing its merger with UNC Health Care System.
The unveiling of the sign Wednesday afternoon marked a historic change for the hospital and its future success. Employees, volunteers, and physicians all gathered together for the unveiling to celebrate the hospital's new direction.
The merger means UNC Health Care will take over management and daily operations of the hospital. It will also provide $150 million for capital improvements along with $50 million to create a Community Health Fund. High Point Regional will keep its name, but it will get a new logo to reflect its new relationship with UNC Health Care to be unveiled April 1.
Jeffrey Miller, President of High Point Regional says the merger puts the hospital in a better position.
"UNC Health Care will ensure High Point Regional continues to advance in clinical care and remain competitive while also positioning us for a strong future."
Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals says the merger will provide quality health care.
"We proudly welcome High Point Regional's trustees, physicians, staff and volunteers to the UNC Health Care team. With our shared mission and values, this partnership will further a comprehensive approach to health care that connects communities with the health care resources they need, provided by the local hospitals and doctors they trust."
Celebrations will take place over the next several weeks to mark the merger.
WFMY News 2/High Point Regional Health System