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May 3, 2010

HealthCare Partners Medical Group Expands to Orange County

Media Contact - Bonnie Widerman 310.354.4282

Torrance, Calif., May 3, 2010 -
HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group, a Torrance, California-based healthcare organization, today announced the acquisition of Talbert Medical Group, Inc., a physician-owned medical group providing care to more than 67,000 managed care patients in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California.

The transaction increases the number of patients cared for by HealthCare Partners in California to 750,000 and expands patient access to more than 1,200 primary care physicians throughout the Los Angeles Metro area.  

“Talbert Medical Group strengthens our presence in Los Angeles County and expands our geographic coverage into Orange County, allowing us to provide quality, cost-effective healthcare for a growing number of Californians,” said Robert J. Margolis, MD, HealthCare Partners chairman and chief executive officer.  “We are excited about what a great organization like Talbert, with its 40-year history of healthcare leadership and delivery of quality medical care, brings to our combined organization.”  

Talbert owns and operates ten medical offices located in Anaheim, Compton, Downey, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Long Beach (2), Santa Ana, and Tustin, along with four walk-in centers in Anaheim, Compton, Fountain Valley, and Long Beach.


Keith Wilson, MD, Talbert’s current president and chief executive officer, and now regional medical director of HealthCare Partners’ operations extending into Orange County, stated, “Our organizations are a good fit, especially in our commitments to quality, coordinated care, and patient satisfaction.  Working together with HealthCare Partners will allow us to share best practices and truly create the best healthcare delivery system possible.”


 

The two organizations’ similar vision and approach to healthcare create synergy in caring for their combined patient populations in Southern California.


About HealthCare Partners
HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks nationally in its pursuit of excellent quality healthcare delivered in a respectful and compassionate manner. HealthCare Partners operates HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (California), JSA Healthcare Corporation (Florida), HealthCare Partners of Nevada, The Camden Group (national consulting firm), and the HealthCare Partners Institute.


 

In California, HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (HCPAMG) has been named a top-performer six years in a row by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), and has been recognized by health plans and business groups for medical leadership, the high quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction. With more than 1,200 employed and affiliated primary care physicians and more than 3,000 employed and contracted specialists, HealthCare Partners cares for patients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, South Bay, Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and Orange County.  In addition to primary care doctors’ offices, HealthCare Partners provides medical services through urgent care centers, medical spas, and an ambulatory surgery center.  For more information, please visit www.healthcarepartners.com.