Longview, TX — Two long-affiliated members of the Longview medical community announced a formal alliance Tuesday designed to uncork a figurative bottleneck to expanded local services.
“We’re pushing that element of growth, and we’re saying we’ve got to expand,” Longview Regional Medical Center CEO Jim Kendrick said, describing an agreement with Diagnostic Clinic of Longview. “We got to the point where we needed to grow and couldn’t.”
For five years, the Longview hospital at Fourth Street and Hollybrook Drive has been partly owned by physicians, including those at Diagnostic Clinic.
At the same time, the 32-year-old, private hospital has been expanding its medical offerings, such as a multi-million dollar Heart and Vascular Institute that opened in December.
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