For immediate release (December 2015)
Contact: John Marshall
Company Name: Signature Medical Group, Inc
Telephone: 314.843.1445 ext. 7
Signature Medical Group welcomes Kansas City Internal Medicine
ST. LOUIS – Signature Medical Group (SMG), one of the largest physician-owned medical practices in Missouri, is pleased to announce that Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM), one of the largest independent medical practices in the Kansas City area, will join SMG, effective Jan 1, 2016. KCIM offices are located in Overland Park, KS; Kansas City, MO, and Lee’s Summit, MO. The 23 KCIM physicians will be shareholders in SMG as well as hold two seats on the Board of Directors.
Kansas City Internal Medicine’s ownership and leadership remains the same, independent and physician owned, but KCIM will benefit from the purchasing power and increased efficiencies of a group with more than 1,000 employees.
According to Jean Hansen, CEO, KCIM, “As healthcare continues to evolve from fee for service to quality outcomes, this collaboration allows us to be a Thought Leader involved in driving change. SMG prides itself in collaborating with practices that provide high quality care which is exactly what KCIM is about. This makes our collaboration a win-win for KCIM, Signature Medical Group and our entire community.”
Jan Vest, CEO, SMG, concurs. He notes, ”The addition of KCIM to Signature Medical Group is another example of our efforts to preserve and advance the independent practice of medicine for the betterment of the patients and communities we serve. KCIM will further enhance our presence in the Kansas City market, adding to our current and future complement of independent physicians.”
About Signature Medical Group: With the addition of KCIM Signature Medical Group will be comprised of more than 150 private-practice physicians, providing orthopedic, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal, allergy, pediatrics, neurosurgery, colon and rectal surgery, podiatry, urology, surgical services and, now, internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, chiropractic and behavioral psychology. Physicians at SMG’s 30 medical practices see patients at 45 locations in the St. Louis area, Kansas City area and Bolivar, MO. SMG physicians perform more than 560,000 patient visits and deliver more than 3,000 babies annually. Findings from studies show evidence that SMG physicians outperform other physicians by providing episodes of care at 20-30 percent less cost with excellent quality outcomes.
About Kansas City Internal Medicine: Kansas City Internal Medicine has a legacy of excellent patient care in the greater Kansas City area for more than 30 years. KCIM physicians perform over 140,000 patient visits each year. Areas of service include internal medicine, behavioral psychology, chiropractic care, endocrinology, rheumatology, podiatry, integrative medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, weight health and wellness, same day appointments and educational services. KCIM additionally offers in-office EKGs, bone density studies, a high-tech in-house medical laboratory, echocardiography, ultrasound testing and intravenous infusion treatments.