The four founding partners are:
BJC HealthCare (St. Louis, Mo.), a 13-hospital system with urban, suburban and rural hospitals serving eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Memorial Health System (Springfield, Ill.), a four-hospital, non-profit health care organization serving Illinois patients in a 40-county region.
Saint Luke’s Health System (Kansas City, Mo.), an 11-hospital system with several primary and specialty care practices and the largest non-profit health care provider in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Cox Health (Springfield, Mo.), Springfield’s only locally owned not-for-profit health system serving a 25-county area in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
Blessing Health System (Quincy, Ill.) joined the Collaborative in May 2013 and serves a 100-mile radius.
Southern Illinois Healthcare (Carbondale, Ill.) joined in September 2013 and has three hospitals serving a seven-county area in southern Illinois.