AURORA, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado Health has reached a management agreement making Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo., an affiliate of UCHealth.

The agreement was signed in October but took effect Tuesday.

It allows Ivinson and University of Colorado Health to share expertise and resources, but Ivinson will remain an independent hospital run by the seven-member board of the Albany County Hospital District.

Ivinson's top executives will be employed by UCHealth. Ivinson retains responsibility over its own finances.

UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group and University of Colorado Hospital.