Award-Winning Physician Group MultiCultural IPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Spring Central Hospital, a surgical hospital in North Houston, will consist of six operation rooms, 12 inpatient beds and a medical staff of more than 100 employees. Construction began on the multimillion dollar, 47,000-square-foot facility in January. More than 17 physician investors partnered together to have the hospital built. Located at 20635 Kuykendahl Road, the facility is in a fast-growth region . For example, Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is building a corporate campus in north Houston that will house 10,000 employees . Click here to see a sneak peek of Exxon’s new campus, which is currently under construction. Service companies that do a or want to do a business with Exxon Mobil have also been moving nearby. When the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in June 2012, it also upheld clauses that limit physician-owned hospitals. For example, Spring Central will not be able to accept federally funded patients, such as those on Medicare or Medicaid. Bayan Raji covers health care for the Houston Business Journal. For her breaking stories and industry insights, follow her on Twitter . Related links:
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Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:03pm EDT Award-Winning Physician Group MultiCultural IPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary The Independent Practice Association (IPA) MultiCultural Primary Care Medical Group announced today that they are celebrating their 20th anniversary. MultiCultural IPA specializes in the unique healthcare needs of San Diegos diverse population by promoting culturally sensitive, comprehensive healthcare for patients of all ages. We were the first group to bring the question of ethnicity and diversity to the patient population here in San Diego, said Rodney Hood, MD , President of MultiCultural IPA. Most of us were minority physicians. Because we had a patient and physician population that mirrored each other, we decided to focus on San Diegos minority community. MultiCultural IPA received the Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) of California for their work on hot-spotting , a model of care that focuses on coordinating the primary care of high-risk, high-cost patients. MultiCultural IPA has since used the grant to continue their mission to eliminate health disparities in underserved and disadvantaged communities. The grant has helped us build a virtual home for patients so we can help our patients overcome social-economic barriers, said Richard Butcher, MD , Medical Director of MultiCultural IPA. Wed like to integrate nurse case managers, social workers, patient navigators and pharmacists to help augment the care for patients and our physicians. MultiCultural IPA also celebrates being the recipient of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) 2013 Elite Status Standards of Excellence Award for the second year in a row. The award demonstrates MultiCultural IPAs dedication to providing affordable healthcare to families and disadvantaged minority populations in San Diego. Unfortunately the minority population costs more to take care of because there can be many social-economic barriers, such as lack of transportation and financial issues, said Dr. Hood. Our goal is equitable healthcare for everyone. To schedule an interview with a physician at MultiCultural IPA, contact Juanda Calloway at (213) 406-8104. About MultiCultural IPA MultiCultural Independent Physicians Association (IPA) is a group of 300 physicians located in San Diego since 1993 and provides healthcare to more than 18,000 patients and families throughout Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, Mira Mesa and Poway, California. MultiCultural IPA recognizes the diverse population of San Diego County and delivers patient-centered healthcare that is culturally sensitive to the needs of families and patients of all ages.