QMG officially becomes partner with Downers Grove medical group

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QUINCY — Quincy Medical Group on Monday officially became a member of Duly Health and Care in Downers Grove, the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian-direct­ed med­ical group in the Mid­west. Duly has more than 900 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 6,000 team mem­bers in more than 150 loca­tions. Quincy Medical Group’s includes 155 providers in 35 specialties, spanning 18 locations across communities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. 

QMG announced in early September it had signed a letter of intent to join with DuPage Medical, becoming one organization. DuPage Med­ical Group became Duly Health and Care on Sept. 15.

“Together, the groups will forge a new path for improved access to affordable and patient-centric healthcare, while deepening investment in local services and programs that deliver an extraordinary experience for people across Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and beyond,” a news release read.

Duly is led by Steve Nelson, chief executive officer, and Dr. Paul Merrick, clinical board chairman. Carol Brockmiller will remain CEO of Quincy Medical Group and will join Duly’s senior management team. Dr. Todd Petty remains chairman of QMG’s board of managers, which will continue to oversee physician recruitment and retention, quality of care and clinical best practices.

“We join Duly today from a position of strength – with aligned strategic priorities and aspirations,” Petty said in a news release. “As part of the Duly organization, we will invest in the expansion of health offerings, advancement of innovation and delivery of the best care for our patients. This new partnership comes at the right time for our physicians and team members and, it is the right thing to do for the communities we serve.”

“As part of the Duly family, we look forward to challenging the expected, because our region deserves extraordinary healthcare,” Brockmiller said. “Our physicians and team members are joining a mighty force in healthcare’s future.”

“Duly Health and Care is delighted to welcome Quincy Medical Group,” Nelson said. “The Quincy team has a remarkable track record of excellence and a rich legacy of community caring.”

DuPage Med­ical Group began 50 years ago as the brain­child of Dr. Robert McCray, a local sur­geon and health care vision­ary. The group broke ground in August 1963 on a 12,000-square-foot build­ing. They named the clin­ic Glen Ellyn Clin­ic, part­ly in homage to the Mayo Clinic. Glen Ellyn Clin­ic opened Sep­t. 1, 1964, with eight physi­cians, 15 nurs­es and a staff of lab tech­ni­cians and admin­is­tra­tive per­son­nel. 

DuPage Med­ical Group eventually became the state’s lead­ing mul­ti-spe­­cial­­ty group prac­tice. With more than 700 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty physi­cians in more than 120 loca­tions, DuPage Med­ical Group was home to near­ly 1.1 mil­lion patient vis­its annu­al­ly, treat­ing about a third of DuPage County’s population.

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