The Oceanside-based Tri-City Healthcare District has entered a joint powers agreement with the Fallbrook Healthcare District — meaning the two districts will share health care services and programs.

Tri-City Medical Center said it will help develop a managed care network in the Fallbrook health care district, help them recruit primary care practitioners and serve area community needs.

Fallbrook patients will be able to access Tri-City’s acute rehabilitation services, diagnostic and therapeutic services, intensive care services across a variety of specialties and more, the health systems said.

The physicians and clinical staff of each facility will maintain their current independence and governance. The specialists and hospitalists from Tri-City Medical Center will augment the medical staff at Fallbrook Hospital for the provision of continuity of care for the benefit of the residents of the district, the health systems said.

— SDBJ Staff Report