Summit Orthopedics and HealthEast announced an inpatient and outpatient agreement in which Summit will become the exclusive orthopedic care partner for HealthEast. HealthEast is a part of Fairview Health Services, a nonprofit, integrated health system.
Through this agreement approved by the companies' boards of directors, HealthEast will become a minority owner of Summit's Vadnais Heights Surgery Center, a nationally recognized orthopedic facility.
Summit will be the preferred partner for HealthEast physicians for referring orthopedic cases and has an exclusive arrangement to provide on-site orthopedic expertise as part of the agreement.
Summit reported in its release the intent of the arrangement is to broaden the abilities of both companies while positively impacting patient care.