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DuPage Medical Group Acquires Meridian Medical Associates S.C.

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. – DuPage Med­ical Group, the largest inde­pen­dent mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in the west­ern sub­urbs, today final­ized its acqui­si­tion of Merid­i­an Med­ical Asso­ciates S.C. & Mid­west Hos­pi­tal­ists, LLC. DMG announced its ini­tial intent to acquire Merid­i­an Med­ical in April 2015, pend­ing com­ple­tion of due dili­gence and final con­tract nego­ti­a­tions. Merid­i­an Med­ical Asso­ciates is the pre­mier mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group ded­i­cat­ed to serv­ing the health­care needs of patients in Joli­et and the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties in Will Coun­ty, Illi­nois, and its acqui­si­tion will expand DMG’s exist­ing ser­vice-area footprint.

Under the terms of the acqui­si­tion agree­ment, DMG will add 41 of Merid­i­an Medical’s pri­ma­ry care physi­cians and spe­cial­ists in 12 unique spe­cial­ty depart­ments. The doc­tors of Merid­i­an Med­ical have been serv­ing patients for more than 60 years. The addi­tion of the Merid­i­an Med­ical physi­cians will bring DMG’s physi­cian total to more than 475 doc­tors. Addi­tion­al­ly, Merid­i­an Med­ical patients will now have access to DMG ser­vices and spe­cial­ists in more than 50 prac­tice spe­cial­ties at its near­ly 70 ded­i­cat­ed locations. 

The com­ple­tion of this impor­tant busi­ness growth acqui­si­tion is sig­nif­i­cant for our orga­ni­za­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly as we con­tin­ue to grow our ser­vices out­side of DuPage Coun­ty,” said DMG CEO Mike Kasper. The lead­er­ship teams from both DMG and Merid­i­an Med­ical have worked close­ly togeth­er over the past sev­er­al months to cre­ate a smooth tran­si­tion and inte­gra­tion for patients, physi­cians and employees.” 

That tran­si­tion includes expand­ed insur­ance plan cov­er­age now being accept­ed by the for­mer Merid­i­an Med­ical Asso­ciates physi­cians, includ­ing Medicare Advan­tage and HMO plans. All plans accept­ed can be found online at bit​.ly/​1​K​LeHLh. In addi­tion to insur­ance cov­er­age expan­sion, for­mer Merid­i­an Med­ical patients will now have access to DMG’s patient por­tal, MyChart. 

DMG is pleased to wel­come Merid­i­an Medical’s patients and employ­ees,” added DMG Pres­i­dent Dr. Paul Mer­rick. We are excit­ed to begin offer­ing access to a broad­er scope of resources and tech­nol­o­gy, as we con­tin­ue the tra­di­tion of serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ties with excep­tion­al, per­son­al­ized care.”

Patients can learn more about Merid­i­an Med­ical join­ing DMG by vis­it­ing www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com/​m​e​r​i​d​i​a​n​-​w​e​l​come/ or call­ing 8157522121.

About DuPage Med­ical GroupWith more than 475 physi­cians and in more than 70 loca­tions, DuPage Med­ical Group is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in the Chica­go area, pro­vid­ing physi­cian-direct­ed health care focused on qual­i­ty, effi­cien­cy and access. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.