Cherokee Regional Medical Center has entered into a formal alliance with UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's.
The new affiliation begins on October 1st.
CRMC is the latest of several area hospitals to join UnityPoint Health but is the first to enter into such an agreement within the St. Luke's region.
Cherokee Regional Medical Center is a 25-Bed Critical Care Access Hospital.
A requirement for hospitals designated as a Critical Access Hospital is to partner with a larger organization.
Under the agreement, the Board of Directors at Cherokee Regional Medical Center will remain intact and all decision making will be maintained at the local level.