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HealthCare Partners Nevada Acquires Internal Medicine Associates

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

HealthCare Partners Nevada Acquires Internal Medicine Associates

IMA brings 9 primary care providers to HealthCare Partners’ integrated network

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 2, 2015) –  HealthCare Partners Nevada, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA) and a leading physician-run network of primary, specialty and urgent care providers in Southern Nevada, announced today the organization has acquired Internal Medicine Associates (IMA), a group of primary care providers with three locations in Southern Nevada.

Effective Sept. 1, all IMA physicians will operate in conjunction with HealthCare Partners Nevada, providing an extended network of providers to community members in Southern Nevada. Although the acquisition will result in a new name and brand for IMA, the practice’s nine primary care providers in Southern Nevada will continue to offer patients the quality care they know and expect from the organization. Patients will continue to have access to their IMA providers at the organization’s existing locations.

“I’ve spent a significant amount of time in the Nevada market recently, and am confident the collaboration with IMA provides the Las Vegas Valley with improved access to comprehensive, coordinated and patient-focused care,” said Dennis Kogod, president of HealthCare Partners.

“We look forward to working with such a high-quality practice as we expand our network of providers in Southern Nevada.”

As a result of this acquisition, HealthCare Partners Nevada offers a total of approximately 310 primary care providers. IMA has served Las Vegas for 26 years, providing services in three clinic locations. All of IMA’s doctors are board certified in internal medicine.

“The doctors and staff at IMA are pleased to join forces with the great team at HealthCare Partners,” said Dr. Mahfoud Beajow with IMA. “We will continue to endeavor to provide the highest quality care and serve the needs of patients in our community.”

"Healthcare Partners Nevada welcomes the physicians from IMA into our leading medical organization," said Dr. H. Bard Coats, executive vice president of HealthCare Partners Nevada. "IMA offers highly regarded internal medicine experts who will complement our team's commitment to providing high-quality health care to all of our patients in Nevada."

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About HealthCare Partners Nevada

HealthCare Partners Nevada is a network of approximately 310 primary care providers and more than 1,700 specialists. With approximately 100 primary care locations throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City and Mesquite, HealthCare Partners Nevada is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all of its patients. Through its Total Care Model, HealthCare Partners provides patient-centered, comprehensive primary, specialty, urgent care and hospice care services. Founded in 1996, HealthCare Partners Nevada is an affiliate of HealthCare Partners LLC, a wholly owned and independently operating subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,210 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 176,000 patients. The company also operated 96 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of June 30, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 826,000 patients. 

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