Physician Services to transition to UNC Physician Network next summer
UNC Health Southeastern’s Physician Services division will transition to UNC Physician Network in July 2022.
The overall health system entered a management services agreement with UNC Health in January, making it a part of North Carolina’s leading public academic health system.
“This is the next step in the process as we further align with the UNC Health system,” said UNC Health Southeastern President/CEO Joann Anderson. “We are excited to collaborate with UNCPN to provide exceptional Carolina Care to our patients, including new and expanded access to the expertise and specialties and other benefits of a leading health system.”
“UNC Physicians Network is excited to partner with UNC Health Southeastern and the tremendously dedicated, hardworking and talented teams serving Robeson County,” said Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, President/CEO of UNC Physicians Network. “It has been a pleasure getting to know them, and we look forward to working together and focusing on health outcomes and health equity in the community.”
UNC Health Southeastern Physician Services includes primary, urgent care, and specialty clinics, which will still have autonomy to operate and make decisions. As a physician-led network, UNCPN will provide opportunities for clinicians to participate in network governance and leadership.
“It is clear that UNC Physicians Network and UNC Health Southeastern share similar visions in providing safe, high-quality and equitable patient care,” said Sachin Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Officer of UNC Physicians Network. “We remain committed to keeping our decisions patient-centered and clinician-driven, and see great things coming from this partnership.”
UNC Health Southeastern Vice President and Interim Chief Operating Officer Lori Dove added, “UNCPN values our organization and the care we provide in our community and are working closely with them to ensure it is smooth transition.”
This transition does not include Southeastern Cardiology and Cardiovascular Clinic, Southeastern Wound Healing Center, or Southeastern Radiology Associates as these clinics fall under a different management structure. Other UNC Health Southeastern affiliates, such as Gibson Cancer Center and The Surgery Center, are also not part of this network transition.
UNC Health Southeastern will also be transitioning from its current Epic electronic medical record system to UNC’s Epic system in July 2022.