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Doctors, staff in Mooresville join Novant

CHARLOTTE ó Today, 45 former Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) physicians from medical practices in Mooresville, Statesville and Hartsville, S.C., will join Novant Medical Group, part of Novant Health.
On Sept. 1, another 41 physicians from other HMA practices in North and South Carolina are expected to join Novant Medical Group. Following phase one and two of the transition, a total of 86 HMA physicians will become a part of the Novant Medical Group network.
Additionally, more than a dozen specialists from each practice ó including physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other clinicians will be a part of the transition to Novant Medical Group. Several hundred supporting office medical staff will join as well.
The new physicians, clinicians and supporting staff joined the organization after Novant Health formed a joint venture with Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) in March. Novant Health purchased a minority share of ownership of all seven HMA hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina for $300 million.
The 45 physicians who chose to join Novant Medical Group, all formerly a part of HMA’s network, include:
Mooresville
Carolina Urology Care
Hospitalists of Lake Norman
Lake Norman Neonatology Associates
Mooresville Surgical Associates
Primary Care Associates ń Williamson Road
Primary Care Associates ń Statesville Avenue
Primary Care Associates ń Denver
Primary Care Associates Internal Medicine
Sherrill Orthopedic Center
Statesville
Statesville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Statesville Urology
After all 86 physicians join following the second phase in September, Novant Medical Group will have a total of one thousand physicians in its network.
Following the March 2008 joint venture agreement, the seven HMA hospitals that are included in the agreement are: Davis Regional Medical Center, Statesville; Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville; Franklin Regional Medical Center, Louisburg; Sandhills Regional Medical Center, Hamlet; Chester Regional Medical Center, Chester, S.C.; Upstate Carolina Medical Center, Gaffney, S.C.; and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Hartsville, S.C. In total these hospitals consist of 711 beds and serve as community hospitals in their regions.

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