For release in January 2005:
Contact: John Marshall
Company Name: Signature Health Services, Inc.
Telephone: 314-842-8655 Ex. 159
Signature Health Services, Inc., Announces the Addition of Three OB-GYN Practices
(St. Louis, January 20, 2005) – Signature Health Services, Inc., one of the largest physician owned medical practices in the St. Louis area, has announced the addition of three OB-GYN practices. Effective January 1, the 13-physician addition brings to 58 the total physician ownership in Signature. This addition will make Signature, which has been primarily an orthopedic practice, a true multi-specialty practice. The OB-GYN physicians cite the operating model of physician leadership as a key factor in their decision to join Signature. Signature’s economy of scale and efficient practice management has consistently demonstrated the ability to provide more cost-effective care.
Michael Burns, M.D., (left) President of Signature Health Services, Inc., with five of the 13 OB-GYN physicians who recently joined Signature: Kimberly LeMoine, M.D.; Justin Durel, M.D.; Gregory Jewell, M.D.; Michael DeRosa, M.D.; and Renee Stein, M.D.
Thomas P. Shaner, M.D., of OB-GYN Physicians, Inc., noted, “In joining Signature, we are attempting to run the most efficient practice possible, and thereby provide the best care for our patients. Anything we can achieve in practice management better enables us to help in our care of women – our primary goal in medicine. Signature aids us in both goals.”
According to Jan Vest, CEO, of Signature Health Services, Inc., “Signature welcomes the addition of our new OB-GYN physician leaders. This addition allows us to continue our work to organize physicians for the benefit of the patients, while providing physician leadership in the quest for cost containment and safety in patient care.”
The new practices and physicians are: OB-GYN Physicians, Inc., 621 S. New Ballas Road (Thomas P. Shaner, M.D., Justin H. Durel, M.D., Michael J. DeRosa, M.D., Gregory L. Jewell, M.D., Christopher L. Ahlering, M.D., and Kimberly D. LeMoine, M.D.) Healthcare Group for Women, LLC, 3023 North Ballas (Ann Marie Rockamann, M.D., Fanee L. Freeman, M.D., and Laurie Klabi, M.D.) and OB-GYN Health Partners, PC, 9701 Landmark Parkway Dr. (Renee M. Stein, M.D., David L Super, D.O., Jenifer M. Cannon, M.D., and Octavio R. Chirino, M.D.).