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Sacramento Cardiology Group Joins Mercy Medical Group


Dignity Health Medical Foundation (DHMF) announced today that the physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants of Regional Cardiology Associates (RCA) will join the physicians and health care providers at Mercy Medical Group, Inc. serving Sacramento-area patients in DHMF’s patient care centers effective August 22, 2015.

DHMF’s patient care centers in Sacramento operate under the name Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the highly regarded cardiac team from Regional Cardiology Associates to our organization,” said Joseph Jasser, MD, MBA, President and CEO at Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “This transaction ensures that Regional Cardiology Associates cardiologists will continue to be able to provide the very high quality of cardiac care that the Sacramento area has come to expect at Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s patient care centers and affiliated hospitals.”

“Mercy Medical Group, Inc. is a highly rated multi-specialty group in Sacramento,” said Gregory Cooper, DPM, MBA, Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Medical Group, Inc. “Our longstanding relationship with Dignity Health Medical Foundation provided another opportunity to collaborate to bring in a top rated cardiac team from Regional Cardiology Associates to complement our existing cardiac services, and to further strengthen our combined ability to provide the very best cardiac services to Sacramento patients at Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s patient care centers and affiliated hospitals.”

“We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Dignity Health hospitals and Mercy Medical Group, Inc.,” said Michael Chang, MD, head of the Regional Cardiology Associates group and medical director of Cardiovascular Services at Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital. “As we join the Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Mercy Medical Group, Inc. team, we look forward to continuing to provide a full continuum of cardiovascular medicine as part of this award-winning cardiac program.”

The RCA and MMG cardiac teams have worked collaboratively for years as an integral part of the award- winning Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute, a network of cardiovascular centers providing cardiac services including diagnostic and preventive cardiology, interventional and electrophysiology cardiology, and cardiac surgery. RCA is the largest independent cardiology group in Northern California and is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. The group provides comprehensive care and expertise in the areas of interventional cardiology, arrhythmia management and ablation therapies, cardiac imaging, structural heart disease, and advance heart failure. RCA has six Sacramento-area locations, all of which will become DHMF patient care centers.

DHMF offers patient care services at 23 different locations in the greater Sacramento area with more than 370 providers who are employed by MMG, providing quality, compassionate patient care in 35 different medical and surgical specialties.

As part of the agreement, RCA, MMG, and DHMF will work together to ensure a seamless transition for patients, providers, and employees maintaining the same high level of care.

About Dignity Health Medical Foundation d/b/a Mercy Medical Group, a Service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty clinic with patient service centers located throughout the greater Sacramento area. It includes more than 370 medical providers and 800 Dignity Health employees providing services to thousands of patients in the Sacramento area and its affiliated local Dignity Health hospitals (Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento). Dignity Health Medical Foundation has 23 patient care center locations in Sacramento.

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