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Memorial Hospital, UnityPoint Health®, Quincy Medical Group Announce Plans to Collaborate on Regional Services

3/29/2017

(CARTHAGE, Ill.) – Leaders at Memorial Hospital (MH), UnityPoint Health® and Quincy Medical Group (QMG) are pleased to announce that a non-binding agreement has been signed to explore the potential creation of a closer working relationship. The parties share a commitment to high quality standards while offering exceptional patient experience and look forward to further discussions about a potential relationship.

“The Memorial Hospital Board and Administrative Team have been evaluating the long term needs of our organization for several years as we strive to position ourselves to ensure the sustainability of healthcare in this region. A closer working relationship with UnityPoint Health and Quincy Medical Group will allow us to expand and strengthen the services we provide,” said Ada Bair, CEO of Memorial Hospital.

“We are excited to work with Memorial Hospital and further develop our relationship with Quincy Medical Group. We have a great deal of respect for the long tradition of care they have in the community,” said Kevin Vermeer, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health. “With the changing direction of health care, it is increasingly important for organizations and systems to collaborate and find innovative ways to continue to provide quality, affordable health care.”

“In 2012 when Quincy Medical Group affiliated with UnityPoint Health, it was clear that UnityPoint Health was leading the way for local physician-led health care,” said Carol Brockmiller, CEO of Quincy Medical Group. “We are pleased to join this trifecta as it provides a great synergy between Illinois and Iowa health care services. QMG and MH have been working together for some time to serve patients in the region and we are looking forward to developing an even more productive relationship. The three organizations have the shared vision of high quality, affordable healthcare at a local level.”

Formal discussions will start immediately. All parties will work to complete these discussions over the next several months to determine what the potential opportunities and next steps might be.

About Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital is dedicated to improving health by providing education and wellness programs and innovative services at all the stages of life. Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)(3), non-profit critical access hospital which employs over 200, offers emergency, surgical, imaging (x-ray), laboratory, obstetrics, seven clinics throughout the region, specialty clinics and much more. The hospital has served the residents of the Hancock County area since 1950. For more information, find us on the web at www.mhtlc.org.

About UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. Their physician-led team of professionals communicates clearly and effectively to address a patient’s health care in the most appropriate setting: whether that is a clinic, a hospital or at home. Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 37 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 30,000 employees, working toward innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome, Every Patient, Every Time. Each year, through more than 5.6 million patient visits, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home provides a full range of coordinated care to patients and families. With total annual operating revenue of $3.9 billion, UnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America.

UnityPoint Health provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities.

About Quincy Medical Group

In 1937, Dr. Whitaker, Dr. Orie F. Shulian and Dr. Kent W. Barber merged their private practices and opened the Quincy Clinic. The Physicians & Surgeons Clinic opened its doors in 1945 and Quincy became one of the Midwest's primary centers for healthcare. The Physicians & Surgeons Clinic and the Quincy Clinic merged in 1987, combining their vast resources in staff and equipment to create Quincy Medical Group. With over 1,000 employees, 110 physicians, and 50 Advance Practice Providers, practicing in 30 medical & surgical specialties, QMG provides quality healthcare services to nearly 400,000 Tri-State patients annually. Quincy Medical Group's affiliate offices in Canton, LaBelle, and Lewistown, Missouri; Barry, Mount Sterling, Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill and Winchester, Illinois; and Keokuk, Iowa provide quality primary care to our patients in the tri-states region.

Proud of its past and always looking to the future, Quincy Medical Group continues to provide patients, throughout the area, quality medical care.

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