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GMC Signs Agreement with Kaiser

04.05.2010

Lawrenceville, Ga.-Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) has entered an agreement with Kaiser Permanente to provide inpatient services for their health plan members. The four-year contract, which became effective April 15, includes both the Lawrenceville and Duluth hospitals.

 

“Contracting with Kaiser Permanente is a positive move for GMC for many reasons,” said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center. The most important is that Kaiser Permanente members in our community who need inpatient services will have access to the exceptional care that is available in our system.”

 

Kaiser Permanente has two Gwinnett medical offices and recently announced plans to open a third in Lawrenceville. In addition, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group consists of both primary care physicians and specialists caring exclusively for Kaiser Permanente members.

 

“We are pleased that we have entered into a contract with Gwinnett Medical Center,” said Rob Schreiner, MD, medical director and head of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group. “We are looking forward to developing a strong relationship that will help us better serve the needs of our Gwinnett members.”

 

Both Gwinnett Medical Center, a not-for profit hospital,  and Kaiser Permanente, a non-profit health plan,  are celebrating their 25th year of providing health care services in Metro Atlanta.  

About Gwinnett Medical Center

Now celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship campus in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Lawrenceville and Duluth provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care, as well as a full continuum of wellness services. Digital imaging is the standard of care at all GMC facilities including the newest imaging center in Hamilton Mill.GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. Gwinnett Medical Center’s incredible vision for the future is to transform healthcare. To learn more, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

 

About Kaiser Permanente

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Established in Metro Atlanta in 1985 its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente has more than 230,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro-Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of health care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving more than 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.kp.org.