CLINTON — MercyOne Clinton officials announced Monday that the agreement between Medical Associates of Clinton and MercyOne Clinton Medical Center has been finalized and is effective immediately.
The two organizations have provided quality care to the Clinton area for decades and will now work together as an integrated system to expand services, improve access and create an even higher level of coordination of care to benefit patients and communities throughout the region, hospital officials said in a press release.
"We welcome Medical Associates providers and staff into the MercyOne Clinton Medical Center family," said Kay Takes, president of the MercyOne Eastern Iowa Region. "We look forward to building a strong, coordinated and connected health care system that will allow us to continue providing excellent care and service well into the future."
MercyOne Clinton will continue to offer the services provided by Medical Associates, including care at the Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Clinic in Clinton, and clinics in Clinton and DeWitt, and in Fulton and Morrison, Illinois.
"The physicians and staff of Medical Associates have been providing quality health care to the community for more than 55 years. We are excited to have completed the official journey to join MercyOne Clinton Medical Center and look forward to continuing to provide excellent health care to the patients we serve,” said Dr. Paul Manning, chairman of the Management Committee for Medical Associates Physician Owners.
"We recognize that bringing the two organizations together as one cannot be done overnight," said Amy Berentes, chief operating officer. "We appreciate the support of the patients and the community as we work towards becoming a fully integrated organization and we are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible."
MercyOne is an integrated system of health care facilities and services located throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding communities. As a nonprofit, faith-based health system, MercyOne includes more than 18 owned or joint venture medical centers and hospitals, 25 managed hospitals and more than 420 ambulatory care locations.
If current Medical Associates patients have questions, they can contact their provider or the MercyOne patient experience representative at (563) 244-3575.