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July 11, 2012

Genesis, Mercy to partner

CLINTON — Genesis Health System and Mercy Medical Center recently announced a partnership to provide more access to primary care doctors for residents of the greater Clinton area.

The newly formed Mercy Medical Group will provide residents of Clinton County  and Whiteside and Carroll counties with an expanded network of physicians and health care professionals.

The collaboration between Mercy Medical Center and Genesis Health System will establish a network of physicians through acquisition of existing practices and recruiting of new physicians to the area.

“Mercy Medical Group will offer the community a high quality patient experience,” Sean Williams, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, said. “Mercy Medical Group will help us develop a clinical integration model that is critical in the changing health care delivery environment.

“When patients served by Mercy Medical Center can benefit from access to advanced medical technology not available locally, they won’t have to travel far from home.  Genesis can provide advanced services for the treatment of cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions.”

 Genesis President and CEO Doug Cropper said the joint venture with Mercy Medical Center is an example of effective collaborations that are becoming more common across the country during the transformation of health care.

“This is another example of inventive partnerships that benefit patients and the participating organizations,” Cropper said. “Mercy Medical Group physicians will provide the region with physicians who will adopt the highest quality measures, will embrace electronic medical records for seamless care of patients between offices and hospitals, and will work as partners with Mercy Medical Center.”

Genesis will assist Mercy Medical Group patients with access to advanced treatment options through its regional referral center.

Mercy Medical Group will launch later this year.

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