01 Jun The South Bend Clinic and Allied Physicians of Michiana Announce Merger
South Bend, Ind. (June 1, 2020) – The South Bend Clinic and Allied Physicians of Michiana announced today that they are joining forces through a merger. “We are excited to announce our partnership to create a greater value for our patients and the community.” The announcement was made jointly by Dr. Brad Scott, Board President of the South Bend Clinic, and Dr. Tim Noveroske, Board Chair of Allied Physicians of Michiana. Both physicians referenced the tangible, cost-saving benefits of the merger for area healthcare consumers.
“As physicians, collectively we believe there are substantial patient benefits to be derived through in an independent, physician led, multi-specialty model of care, that this merger will help to preserve,” said Scott. “This model is focused on providing greater value for patients and employers alike.”
According to Noveroske, “Area employers are looking for lower healthcare costs and the industry is looking to independent providers to guide improvements that drive down the cost of care.”
A recent study from Ball State University noted that Indiana has some of the highest healthcare costs in the nation, a factor that will negatively impact our community’s ability to attract new businesses to the area. “If our community is not growing, it’s more difficult for us to recruit new independent physicians to the area,” noted Kelly Macken-Marble, South Bend Clinic CEO. She added, “Without an independent option for care, the economics tell us that healthcare costs go up.”
Both organizations are recognized for their teams of highly reputable physicians and preferred community providers. Going forward, the combined leadership team expects this collaboration will result in less duplication of resources, enhanced coordination of care, shared costs, greater facility utilization and a competitive model for recruitment.
About the South Bend Clinic
The South Bend Clinic is the largest physician owned and led multi-specialty group practice in the State of Indiana. The physicians at the South Bend Clinic work in a collaborative care environment where primary care physicians and specialists deliver integrated and coordinated patient care.
Inspired by the Mayo Clinic’s patient care model, South Bend surgeon Dr. Walter Baker and five other physician specialists founded the South Bend Clinic in 1916.
Today the South Bend Clinic continues to provide care based on the core principles of their founders. With nearly 150 providers and 11 locations, the South Bend Clinic is comprised of nearly 30 different board certifications.
About Allied Physicians of Michiana
Allied Physicians of Michiana is a multi-specialty health care group serving North Central Indiana with the purpose of optimizing the health of our patients and community. The healthcare group has built a reputation for innovation by offering the latest techniques and state-of the-art technology through unparalleled health care and compassionate service. Allied Physicians is dedicated to providing our patients with convenience, excellence and the highest quality comprehensive care for patients at every stage of life.
Multiple divisions are operated under the Allied Physician banner including Allied Bone and Joint, Allied ENT Specialty Center, Allied Hearing Clinic, Allied Imaging Center, Allied Physical Therapy, Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery, General and Vascular Surgery, Michiana Obstetrics and Gynecology, ObGyn Associates of Northern Indiana, Pediatric Associates of Michiana, and Urology Associates of South Bend.
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