Baptist Memorial Medical Group announces formation of Integrity Oncology Foundation
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:01 pm
Baptist Memorial Medical Group announced the formation of Integrity Oncology Foundation, the result of the recent acquisition of Integrity Oncology, a comprehensive oncology physician practice.
BMMG, an affiliate of Baptist Memorial Health Care, is one of the area’s largest not-for-profit multi-specialty physician group practices, with more than 200 physicians representing 31 specialties with locations in West Tennessee, east Arkansas and north Mississippi.
Dr. Margaret Gore, who is one of Integrity’s three physicians, practices at the group’s Union City office. Integrity has four locations in Tennessee and Arkansas and provides treatment in oncology, hematology, immunotherapy and rheumatology.
It offers extended hours to make accessing services easier for patients and has a patient advocate who helps patients deal with insurance companies, other health care providers and government agencies.
Gore has practiced in Union City since 1997 and co-founded Integrity along with Dr. Earle Weeks and Dr. Suhail M. Obaji. She is well-known and well-loved among the residents of Union City who have sought her care, according to the practice’s nurse practitioner, Amy Harris.
“Integrity is thrilled to partner with an organization like Baptist, who also has a strong presence in the Union City community with its hospital,” said Gore. “Baptist and Integrity share a vision of providing compassionate, leading-edge care while constantly looking for ways to make care more convenient for patients.”
Jim Boswell, vice president of physician operations and chief executive officer for BMMG, said, “We are honored to be partnering with the physicians at Integrity.
It is this type of alignment with physicians that broadens and strengthens the gamut of services we offer to the community and ultimately enhances the continuum of care for patients.”
Since April 2009, BMMG has opened primary care and internal medicine physician practices in Arlington, Lakeland, Collierville, the Forest Hill area and several locations in Mississippi, with ongoing plans to expand to other areas and specialties. In 2010, BMMG acquired and formed a foundation with NEA Clinic, the largest physician group in Northeast Arkansas. Earlier this year, BMMG acquired Memphis-based Stern Cardiovascular Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology group practices in the region, to form Stern Cardiovascular Foundation. Published in The Messenger 9.28.11