QMG merges with DuPage Medical Group

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Quincy Medical Group announced Thursday that it had signed a letter of intent to join together with DuPage Medical, becoming one organization.

A news release stated “…the organizations will intentionally focus on providing an unrivaled patient experience, while working to raise the standard for quality and excellence for physician-directed care.”

DuPage Medical Group is the largest physician-owned independent medical group in Illinois while Quincy Medical Group’s includes 155 providers in 35 specialties, spanning 18 locations across communities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

The goal of the company is to “continue its pursuit of increasing access to affordable, patient-centric, physician-directed and coordinated care, while deepening investment in local services and programs that meet the health care needs of patients across Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and beyond.”

“Our partnership with Quincy Medical Group builds on our purpose-driven vision to transform healthcare by creating new pipelines for collaboration that empower our physicians and team members to reimagine the delivery of care,” said Steve Nelson, CEO of DuPage Medical Group.

The agreement calls for DuPage Medical Group to make “strategic investments in Quincy Medical Group’s infrastructure and technology, expand in-network capabilities, advance progression to value-based care, and deliver on shared efforts to increase care access, education, service, and charitable giving to their local communities.”

“This transformative partnership with DuPage Medical Group supports our evolution and expansion as an independent physician group and furthers our mission to provide high quality and affordable care options across the tri-states and beyond,” said Carol Brockmiller, the long-standing CEO of Quincy Medical Group.

“Together, we will advance our joint goal of enhancing the patient experience and helping ensure continued success and professional growth for our physicians and team members,” said Todd Petty, M.D., Chairman of Quincy Medical Group’s Board of Directors. 

Brockmiller will remain CEO of Quincy Medical Group and will join the DuPage Medical Group’s Senior Management Team as regional CEO. Petty remains Chairman of Quincy Medical Group’s Board. DuPage Medical Group and Quincy Medical Group will have local clinical boards to oversee quality of care and clinical best practices

This is DuPage Medical Group’s second large-scale partnership within a three-month period. In June, the group agreed to the capital purchase of the assets of South Bend Clinic, the largest physician-owned group in Indiana. That purchased was finalized on September 1.

As part of its information to the media, QMG released this statement:

Is Quincy Medical Group in financial trouble? Definitely not. This agreement builds on Quincy Medical Group’s nearly 85 years of proven success in delivering exceptional care for generations of families in West-Central Illinois and beyond. Pursuing this agreement today, when Quincy Medical Group remains in a position of strength, only optimizes our ability to excel under the synergies it will gain by the considerable experience and performance of DuPage Medical Group. 

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