OLIVIA (KMHL) – An area hospital has announced plans to join HealthPartners.

Yesterday, the Renville County Board of Commissioners and the RC Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors based in Olivia announced the organization’s intent to affiliate with HealthPartners.

Health Partners is the largest non-profit health care organization in the nation.

RCHC CEO Nathan Blad said affiliating with HealthPartners will provide them with expanded health care services of the highest quality.

RCHC is a 16-bed hospital and has three outpatient clinics. The organizations plan to finalize the affiliation in 2020.