25 Feb Unity Hospital Purchased by Local Healthcare Provider Groups
South Bend, Ind. (February 25, 2020) – A group of Michiana area healthcare providers has finalized an agreement to purchase a majority interest in Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital of Mishawaka and its affiliated operations from Medical Facilities Corporation, the Toronto, Canada-based majority owners of Unity Hospital and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The purchasing partners include The South Bend Clinic, Allied Physicians of Michiana and South Bend Orthopaedics. The purchase agreement was finalized this morning after having previously been approved by the boards of all the organizations involved.
Kelly Macken-Marble, CEO of The South Bend Clinic, noted the agreement will result in multiple benefits for area patients. “This transaction will be extremely beneficial to the Michiana community,” Macken-Marble noted. “In the current healthcare environment, patients are much more aware of costs and this agreement will result in a lower-cost option for area patients and employers.”
Macken-Marble went on to say, “Under the new ownership, Unity Hospital will be physician led. This was a critical factor in our ability to assemble the new ownership coalition. Collectively, we believe physicians need to have a greater leadership role in the delivery of healthcare services to area patients.”
Shery Roussarie, CEO of Allied Physicians of Michiana, commented, “This convergence of healthcare knowledge and experience is most innovative and unique. As a physician-driven hospital we are creating solutions that address the drive to reduce healthcare spend in the region, which promotes employer health and job growth, creating a stronger, healthier community. We are committed to our long-time legacy of serving patients through compassion, quality and caring.”
Dr. James P. Sieradzki, M.D., president of South Bend Orthopaedics, added, “This collaboration between independent medical practice groups will enable trusted providers to take advantage of proven innovations and technologies as they continue delivering patient-focused care.”
After the purchase is fully implemented, Unity Hospital will be re-branded through a collaborative effort of the new ownership group. Opened in 2009, Unity is a surgical hospital with four operating rooms and 29 inpatient rooms. Unity also operates three family medicine clinics in the Michiana area.
About Allied Physicians of Michiana
Allied Physicians of Michiana is an independent, multi-specialty physician group founded on the philosophy of working in partnership, as allies, providing the highest quality care, at reasonable cost. Allied is comprised of 40 providers, with locations in three counties in North Central Indiana. Allied’s surgeons are board certified in ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colorectal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Urology, as well as board certified Pediatricians. Allied providers, whether surgical, primary, physical therapy, audiology or diagnostic imaging are known for their high-quality standards provided through comprehensive care and compassionate service. Utilizing the latest techniques and state-of the-art technology, Allied’s 11 practices are dedicated to excellence and convenience for all of its patients.
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 comprises nearly 30 different board certifications.
About South Bend Orthopaedics
South Bend Orthopaedics provides specialized care for all musculoskeletal surgery and orthopedic rehabilitation patients, as well as those suffering from work-related and sports injuries. Founded on the principle of providing excellence in orthopedics, SBO has been serving the needs of the community since 1947 and provides all aspects of orthopedic care. Services include joint replacement, sports medicine, upper and lower extremity surgery, pain management and diagnostic imaging. The University of Notre Dame trusts its team sports orthopedic care to SBO physicians. With 21 service providers and multiple area locations, SBO is proud to be the trusted orthopedic experts for South Bend and surrounding communities.