Following Merger, W. Virginia’s Vandalia Unifying on Oracle EHR

July 12, 2023
Vandalia says that standardizing on a single EHR across all its medical clinics will help improve care team coordination, enhance patient and caregiver experiences, and strengthen care continuity across the system

In 2022, West Virginia health systems Mon Health and Charleston Area Medical Center merged into a larger health system called Vandalia Health. Now the organization has announced it will unify patient records systemwide working with Oracle Health.

Vandalia Health System is a multi-state health system with locations across West Virginia as well as in Maryland and Pennsylvania. It has nine hospitals, over 130 ambulatory locations, and more than 1,200 doctors and advanced practice providers.

Vandalia has signed a 10-year agreement to extend Oracle Health’s EHR across its system, saying that standardizing on a single EHR across all Vandalia medical clinics will help improve care team coordination, enhance patient and caregiver experiences, and strengthen care continuity across the system.

“Oracle has been a critical partner in supporting our growth and helping bring our systems into alignment,” said Jeff Sandene, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Vandalia Health, in a statement. “As we look for improvements in our revenue cycle and workflow processes, we look forward to leveraging the next generation of Oracle Health solutions to enhance patient care and achieve our goals.”

Vandalia Health is the second-largest private sector employer in West Virginia with nearly 12,000 employees between Charleston Area Medical Center and Mon Health.

Charleston Area Medical Center is a nonprofit, 1,103-bed regional referral center made up of six hospitals. Since transitioning to Oracle Health EHR in 2016, Charleston Area Medical Center has worked closely with Oracle to optimize its clinically driven revenue cycle. The medical center is scheduled to go live with RevElate, Oracle’s newest patient accounting solution, later this year.

Mon Health, also now a part of Vandalia Health, directly or indirectly operates or manages six hospitals in West Virginia, including Mon Health Medical Center.

A portion of Mon Health’s hospitals were on Oracle Health/Cerner EHR’s prior to the merger, according to an Oracle Health representative. Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Marion Neighborhood Hospital were already on the Oracle Health EHR. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is on Oracle Health’s CommunityWorks solution. Preston Memorial currently leverages a third-party EHR and will be migrating to this single instance of Oracle Health.

“Aligning technology across venues helps health systems such as Vandalia Health scale to new capabilities with the goal of improving patient outcomes,” said Travis Dalton, executive vice president and general manager, Oracle Health, in a statement. “Oracle Health solutions put the right tools into care staff’s hands, so they can improve patient care by spending more time engaging with patients and less time on administrative tasks.”

Vandalia Health also has signed a letter of intent to merge with Davis Health System, which represents a broad array of healthcare services in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. An acute care hospital and two critical access hospitals anchor the system’s suite of other specialized care including cancer, surgical, behavioral and women’s health, long-term care and others.