(DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.) – DuPage Medical Group and Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, Illinois, have signed a letter of intent to further develop and expand as a transformational multi-specialty clinical care delivery organization. As partners, 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. Quincy Medical Group is a large physician-directed practice encompassing 155 providers in 35 specialties, spanning 18 locations across communities in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
With Quincy Medical Group as partners, DuPage Medical Group will 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. According to Paul Merrick, M.D., Chairman of the DuPage Medical Group Board of Directors,“Quincy Medical Group’s outstanding reputation as a high quality provider for generations of families in West-Central Illinois further enhances our shared goal to expand patient access to a leading edge, physician directed delivery model.”
The agreement provides 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,” explained Todd Petty, M.D., Chairman of Quincy Medical Group’s Board of Directors.
DuPage Medical Group will continue to be led by Steve Nelson as CEO and Dr. Paul Merrick, as Clinical Board Chair. Brockmiller will remain CEO of Quincy Medical Group and will join the DuPage Medical Group’s Senior Management Team as regional CEO, focusing on additional growth opportunities. Dr. Todd 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, leveraging shared capabilities and infrastructure to create a consistent and distinctive patient experience across both organizations.
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. The transaction between DuPage Medical Group and South Bend Clinic, announced in June, was completed on September 1st.
About DuPage Medical Group
Formed in 1999, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent multi-specialty physician group in the Midwest. Its success is steeped in the informed direction provided through a physician-governed clinical board. DuPage Medical Group is led by experienced physicians and a senior management team that has decades of combined experience within healthcare and from diverse organizations outside of the industry. Through its distinctive model, the more than approximately 900 physicians and 5000+ associates advance coordinated care and bring solutions to the healthcare eco-system, driving proactive and personalized health for patients.
About Quincy Medical Group
Established in 1937, Quincy Medical Group is a large physician-directed multi-specialty group practice with 18 locations across Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The physicians at Quincy Medical Group work in a collaborative care environment where primary care physicians and specialists deliver integrated and coordinated patient care. With 155 providers across 36 Board certifications and 1000 team members, Quincy Medical Group is regarded for its exceptional care of generations of families in Adams County and beyond.