DuPage Medical Group Announces Intent to Acquire Pronger Smith MedicalCareNovember 2, 2015
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent multi-specialty physician group in the western suburbs, has announced its intent to acquire Pronger Smith MedicalCare, pending completion of due diligence and final contract negotiations. Pronger Smith is among the top independent physician groups in the Chicago area, with main locations serving Will and Cook counties.
Pronger Smith has more than 60 physicians across 20 medical specialties, with locations in Tinley Park, Blue Island and New Lenox, Illinois. The physician-owned-and-directed group has been in practice since 1947. The terms of the deal were not made public.
“The acquisition of Pronger Smith MedicalCare is important for our continued service to communities beyond DuPage County,” said DMG CEO Mike Kasper. “This furthers our commitment to the southern suburbs of Chicago as we build out a physician-directed group in that area, which started with the acquisition of Meridian Medical Associates,” he added. “We welcome the opportunity to provide Pronger Smith’s patients the superior quality care they’ve come to expect along with additional services and increased convenience.”
Kasper added that leadership teams from DMG and Pronger Smith would work closely together to plan for a smooth transition and integration for physicians, employees and patients.
"The physicians at Pronger Smith will remain dedicated to the communities they currently serve while continuing to enhance and grow the principles of doctor-directed medicine. We believe this is a right-fit collaboration that will provide these patient communities access to the best tools possible, including improved technology, resources and support,” added DMG President Dr. Paul Merrick.
“The opportunity to join DuPage Medical Group is exciting for Pronger Smith MedicalCare,” said Dr. Refat Baridi, Managing Partner of Pronger Smith. “We share the commitment to physician-directed care and joining DMG will better allow us to grow our practice in the emerging healthcare environment.”
Pending approval, the proposed deal would expand DMG’s existing geographic footprint to include Pronger Smith MedicalCare’s locations in Will and Cook counties.
About DuPage Medical Group
With 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.DuPageMedicalGroup.com.
About Pronger Smith MedicalCare
Pronger Smith MedicalCare is an independent, for-profit, multi-specialty physician group with more than 60 physicians and 20 medical specialties on the south side of Chicago, with offices located in Tinley Park, Blue Island, and New Lenox, Illinois. Pronger Smith offers primary and specialty care services that meet nearly every medical need, as well as state-of-the-art, full-service diagnostic imaging capabilities, and outpatient procedure facilities for endoscopy services on-site. Earning patients’ trust since 1947, Pronger Smith MedicalCare is committed to healthcare excellence. Visit www.ProngerSmith.com for more information.