Scripps Health has acquired Sharp Mission Park Medical Group from Sharp HealthCare for an undisclosed sum. The 64 family and internal medicine and pediatric physicians practicing at seven Sharp Mission Park locations will join the 35 physicians at Scripps Mercy Medical Group under a new name to be announced in the coming months, both San Diego-based systems said in a written statement. Sharp HealthCare is selling its assets associated with Sharp Mission Park to Scripps Health, and the 430 staff working for Sharp Mission Park will become employees of Scripps Health. The deal will give Sharp Mission Park Medical Group physicians and patients broader hospital affiliations through the Scripps system, officials said. This will make us, from a market share standpoint, the largest healthcare system in San Diego County, says Chris Van Gorder, president and chief executive officer of Scripps Health. And it helps us secure access to primary-care physicians for our patients for years to come. Not-for-profit Sharp HealthCare includes three acute-care hospitals and three affiliated physician groups. Scripps Health is a not-for-profit health system with four hospitals. Scripps plans to open a new medical group building later this year in Carlsbad, Calif., to expand the physician groups presence in northern San Diego County. Employees, information technology and patient transfers to the new medical group are expected to be completed by Oct. 1.
Scripps buys 64-physician practice from rival Sharp
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