MCHA Votes to Join Parkview Physicians Group
Bryan, Ohio – Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — Midwest Community Health Associates (MCHA) physician owners voted Tuesday evening to join Parkview Physicians’ Group (PPG). A physician-led and physician-governed division of Parkview Health, PPG was developed to enhance the delivery of quality health care services.
The new arrangement provides opportunities for more cost-effective quality care through the shared efficiencies of a larger practice.
MCHA is a multi-specialty medical group with ten locations in northwest Ohio. Forty-six MCHA physicians with a support staff of 250 employees provide 17 specialties in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southwest Michigan. MCHA also offers a full range of ancillary services, including radiology and mammography, laboratory, physical therapy and a nuclear camera.
MCHA’s ten Ohio locations include three in Fulton County: Archbold Medical Group, Wauseon Clinic, and a Wauseon Office at Fulton County Health Center; five in Williams County: Bryan Medical Center, Edgerton Medical Center, Edon Medical Center, Montpelier Medical Center, and Stryker Medical Center; one in Henry County: the Napoleon Office at Henry County Hospital; and one in Defiance County: Sherwood Medical Center.
“Midwest Community Health Associates and Parkview have been working closely together over the last six months to develop this alignment,” said Jim Hamilton, CEO of MCHA. “As health care continues to evolve, MCHA’s alignment with Parkview Physicians’ Group will allow us to enhance the quality of our patient care.”
“Parkview Physicians’ Group is pleased to be a partner with Midwest Community Health Associates as we work to be a leader in providing excellent care for patients,” said Mark Nafziger, chief operating officer, Parkview Health. “The PPG model is designed to improve systems of care, erase duplication of services, enhance the quality of care, and improve outcomes. By having physicians working together for the benefit of patients, it puts Parkview in a strong position to help meet the demands for health care.”
The new arrangement will provide opportunities for more cost-effective quality care through the shared efficiencies of a larger health system.
PPG physicians are not limited to practicing at Parkview facilities. MCHA will continue to maintain relationships with Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers Bryan Hospital and the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
Operation under the new agreement is expected to begin January 1, 2011. PPG was established in 2009 and currently has 200 providers.
ATTENTION MEDIA: There will be a media availability today (Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2011) at 1:30 p.m. at Midwest Community Health Associates, 442 West High Street, Bryan. Officials from MCHA, Parkview Physicians’ Group and Parkview Health will be available to answer questions.