Pacific Partners Management Services and its 803-physician Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County have agreed to collaborate with UCSF Medical Center and create an integrated healthcare system in the San Francisco area, according to a news release.
The parties signed a letter of intent on March 22 and could finalize the deal by the end of June. Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County is physician-owned with more than 60 medical specialties. It's a subsidiary of Foster City, Calif.-based Pacific Partners. Pacific Partners formed a medical group last year that includes the Individual Practice Association physicians. Pacific Partners will now take its Pacific Partners Medical Group toward an employed-physician model.