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February/March 2011

Affinity Healthcare is Now the NCH Medical Group

Northwest Community Hospital and Affinity Healthcare LLC launched a partnership in September 2010 to create a coordinated system of care. To further demonstrate this connection, Affinity has changed its name to the NCH Medical Group and has adopted a new logo to reflect the change.

The name change will not affect a patient’s relationship with his physician, the insurance plans accepted, offices hours or a patient’s choice of specialists and hospitals.

What will change for patients in the NCH Medical Group? They will now have convenient access to more specialties and services. Two new specialties were recently added to the practice – rheumatology and endocrinology. More healthcare services and new office locations are in the works.

“It all adds up to a better patient experience for those who were with Affinity Healthcare,” says Michael Hartke, executive vice president, NCH Clinics and Regional Services. “We’re talking about easier navigation within our healthcare system, and a higher level of care.”

NCH’s goal behind its integrated system of care is to deliver exceptional results to patients every time, every day, at every location, and in every interaction.

The former Affinity Healthcare group was the first physician practice to partner with NCH. As NCH works to expand hospital-physician integration over the next few years, additional groups of physicians will become part of the larger NCH Medical Group.

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