Reported by ArkCity.net, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced that Summit Clinic will merge with the hospital to form a new medical practice, South Central Kansas Clinic, LLC.
SC Kansas Clinic will include Dr. Kamran Shahzada, internal medicine; Dr. Rhonda Green, family medicine; Dr. Eric Thomson, family medicine; and Angela Ziegler, advanced practice registered nurse.
Under the merger, all of the above providers and their staff will become employees of or contracted with SCKMC.
The medical center has been transitioning toward the hospital-employed physician model for several months.
It is a big move. However, we are probably behind much of the rest of the state in terms of the employment of physicians," said Steve Perkins, SCKMC's chief executive officer.
"We are hopeful that this demonstrates our commitment to the health care of the community, and that we are interested in seeing growth and development of primary care services locally."