BEND, Ore. - Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC), the largest independent multispecialty physician group in Central Oregon, announced Thursday that it is now known as Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic.
The noteworthy change comes after the closing of a transaction establishing BMC's new partnership with Summit Health Management, one of the nation's leading physician owned ambulatory care management companies, the businesses announced in a news release:
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SHM began providing administrative, clinical and financial management services to BMC on January 1, 2018. The relationship with SHM gives the medical group access to SHM's proprietary patient care and practice management model.
"With a shared commitment to the patient, the team and the community, Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC is poised to address emerging needs in the region," said Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, chairman and chief executive officer of Summit Health Management. "Building upon BMC's established presence in the Central Oregon market, Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC will offer an expanded level of care."
"As Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC, we will offer enhanced services, including more primary care providers and expanded oncology services to the Bend community. We will continue to deliver on our commitment of providing patients comprehensive Total CareTM," said Dr. David Holloway, Chief Physician Executive.
From a patient experience perspective, the priority will be on continuity of care. The same physicians and staff will continue to provide the Bend community with medical care at the same convenient locations:
"We are proud of the long and distinguished history that BMC has in the Central Oregon medical community, and we are excited by the new strength and vitality of our medical group now known as Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC," said Russell Massine, MD, Chief Governance Officer.
Over the next few weeks, Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC branding will be communicated via location signage, Web site, social media channels, as well as communications and materials. Local advertising and PR efforts will help to build awareness for the new brand.
About Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic
Formed in 2018 through a strategic partnership between Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and Summit Health Management, Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 120 providers with 30 specialties and services including urgent care, primary care, specialty care, imaging and clinical services. With five locations, Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC is the largest multispecialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCare™. BMC has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit www.bendmemorialclinic.com.
About Summit Health Management
Founded in 2014, Summit Health Management (SHM) offers a physician-led, professionally-managed model of management services for Summit Medical Group in New Jersey and mid- to large-sized physician practices across the United States. Developed by physicians for physicians, SHM provides an innovative alternative to traditional options for the integration of multi-specialty group practice and the delivery of value-based care. SHM's practice management services are focused in five discrete but inter-related categories essential to running a successful, enterprise-scale medical group: organizational structure and governance, operations management, revenue management, physician management, and population health management. For more information, visit www.summithealthmanagement.com.