Optum inks operations partnership with Kentucky health system, will hire over 500 employees  

Optum is hiring 575 employees from Owensboro (Ky.) Health and will begin managing the company's revenue cycle operations and IT services.

The system's patient billing and care delivery network infrastructure will also become managed by Optum, according to a Jan. 10 news release. The company said it is also launching a regional job training program and workforce development initiatives.

In April, 575 RCM and IT employees at Owensboro will become a part of Optum. The system operates three hospitals and 20 additional facilities with 200 providers across parts of Kentucky and Indiana.

Optum also said in January it would be hiring 1,400 employees from Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health and taking over parts of that system's operational functions. Optum has inked similar partnerships in the past with St. Louis-based SSM Health,  Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth, Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network, Boulder (Colo.) Community Health and Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health.



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