GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Francesco Federico, M.D., president and CEO of Lakeside Systems, Inc., announced today the completion of an affiliation between Lakeside Community Healthcare Network (Lakeside), formerly Lakeside Medical Group, Inc., and Verdugo Hills Medical Group IPA, both Glendale-based independent practice associations (IPAs).
Verdugo Hills Medical Group IPA brings more than 11,000 members under the Lakeside Community Healthcare umbrella, raising Lakeside's total managed care membership to nearly 200,000.
"Lakeside Community Healthcare Network and Verdugo Hills Medical Group IPA share a similar philosophy and approach to the delivery of healthcare," said Dr. Federico. "We are committed to delivering quality, patient-centered care and to continuing the development of new and better ways to accomplish this. Both organizations are also mindful of the current economic climate and the necessity to provide care that is affordable for everyone in our community."
"The combination of these two organizations results in a broader geographic range of services of our comprehensive provider network," Federico added. This affiliation ultimately strengthens Lakeside Community Healthcare Network's ability to serve our community's medical needs through quality, affordable and comprehensive healthcare."
Lakeside Community Healthcare Network is part of privately held Lakeside Systems, Inc., one of Southern California's leading for-profit integrated comprehensive healthcare organizations. The company brings more than 20 years of innovation in healthcare delivery and management systems to its integrated network of services, including a medical group, an independent practice association (IPA) and a management services organization. The company's medical group and IPA together offer patients a continuum of high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare, serving more than 250,000 members in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, with more than 1800 physicians (primary care and specialists), four urgent care centers and a surgery center. For more information, visit www.lakesidecommunityhealthcare.com.
|SOURCE Lakeside Community Healthcare|
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