Ottawa Hospital Strengthens Ties to AdventHealth



AdventHealth, which owns AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, announced this morning that it is adding Ransom Memorial Health to its care network. AdventHealth will lease and operate the 44-bed hospital in Ottawa, along with its outpatient entities, the company said in a news release. The transaction will take effect on May 1.

Ransom Memorial Health will be renamed AdventHealth Ottawa, and it will become part of a local network that includes not only the main medical center in Merriam, but AdventHealth campuses in Lenexa and Overland Park. 

“We are excited to welcome Ransom Memorial Health into our health system as AdventHealth Ottawa,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth. “Growing our network in this region enables us to provide Christ-centered care to even more people, and we look forward to offering healing and wholeness to the Franklin County community.”

Ransom Memorial Health provides a wide range of outpatient and surgical health care services. Matt Heyn, Ransom’s chief executive officer since 2014, will continue in the leadership role.

“Our hospital and patients have already benefited from the relationship we have cultivated with AdventHealth over the years through AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Heyn. “Joining one of the nation’s preeminent health systems enables us to build on our already successful track record, with the added security and support that comes from leveraging AdventHealth’s national scale to help us provide exceptional care, services and resources for those we serve.”

The move comes after a series of alliances between the two organizations; emergency care providers from AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s campuses also serve in Ransom Memorial Health’s emergency department. And in 2017, Ransom Memorial Health established a partnership with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission (then Shawnee Mission Health) to offer more expansive cardiology services to help improve the heart health of residents of Ottawa and surrounding areas.

“The hospital has been a pillar of the community for many years and a wonderful partner with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Sam Huenergardt, president/CEO of AdventHealth’s Mid-America Region and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “I look forward to continuing to work together to advance our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ in Ottawa and Franklin County.”