|The Permanente Medical Group And Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Agree To Affiliation
The Permanente Medical Group and (TPMG) Mid-Atlantic
Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) have agreed to formalize a bi-coastal
affiliation between the two organizations, the groups said. The new
arrangement was finalized after MAPMG physicians voted overwhelmingly
to affiliate with TPMG, which is the nation’s largest medical
group and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.
"By bringing together our two medical groups, we will be
better positioned to exchange best practices and innovations, improve
the medical care we provide and move Kaiser Permanente closer to its
goal of being a healthcare model for our nation," said Dr. Robert
Pearl, who will continue as executive director and CEO of TPMG and
assume the role of president and CEO of MAPMG, beginning Jan. 1, 2009.
"This affiliation heralds an exciting future for MAPMG
physicians, our Kaiser Permanente Health Plan partners, and the
communities we serve," said Dr. Antonio T. Michell, chairman of the
MAPMG board of directors. "Through this collaboration with TPMG, we
will augment our expertise, capabilities and technology to deliver the
highest quality healthcare available on the East Coast. I am extremely
proud of our physicians for seizing this tremendous opportunity."
The new bi-coastal affiliation will enable the
groups’ 7,000 physicians to combine their collective expertise to
further enhance the high quality care they already provide to Kaiser
Permanente members on the East and West Coasts. TPMG is comprised of
over 6,000 physicians who provide care for 3.3 million Kaiser
Permanente patients in Northern California. MAPMG has more than 900
physicians providing medical care to 500,000 Kaiser Permanente members
in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
With this affiliation, MAPMG physicians will gain access
to TPMG’s advanced information technology systems, its medical
research and its extensive physician recruitment services.
Addresses: The Permanente Medical Group, 1950 Franklin St., Fl 18, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 987-3118, www.permanente.net. Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, 2101 Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852; (800) 227-6472, www.kaiserpermanente.org.