DUBLIN, Ohio (11/25/14)--Two Ohio credit unions with a focus on the health care community will operate as divisions of the Healthcare Credit Union System (HCUS).
Ohio HealthCare FCU, Dublin, Ohio, with $72 million in assets, and Med-Pro FCU, Akron, with $17 million in assets, make up HCUS. Earlier this year, they decided on a collaborative initiative that allows them to share back-office duties and expenses to better serve health care professionals throughout Ohio.
Each credit union retains its individual brand and name.
"Laying the building blocks for the Healthcare Credit Union System is an important opportunity for healthcare credit unions in Ohio," said HCUS President Bill Butler. "Our passion is to serve Ohio's health care workforce. HCUS provides us with a framework to effectively serve the entire health care community throughout Ohio."
HCUS allows the health care-focused credit unions to expand services and boost convenience.
Med-Pro FCU CEO Becky Howell said, "When healthcare credit unions partner together to provide more services and opportunities to the thousands of members they serve, everyone wins."
HCUS now serves more than 12,000 health care professionals and their families.