AdventHealth to acquire Family Medicine Clinic
Special to Leader-Press
AdventHealth will soon acquire the Family Medicine Clinics located in Copperas Cove and Lampasas, creating a new entity: AdventHealth Family Medicine Rural Health Clinic, Inc.
The official date for the acquisition is Sunday, Sept. 1.
“We are extremely excited about the benefits this new partnership will bring to Copperas Cove and Lampasas,” said Kevin Roberts, president and CEO of AdventHealth Central Texas in Killeen and AdventHealth Rollins Brook in Lampasas. “By joining forces with the Family Medicine Clinics, AdventHealth will be able to provide a more connected health care experience to those we serve across this region.”
According to Roberts, this expansion is among the first steps AdventHealth has made in taking a more consumer-friendly approach when providing health care in Central Texas. Between its two clinics, AdventHealth Family Medicine Rural Health Clinic will employ eight full-time primary care physicians and six advanced practice providers. This will allow patients to get the services they need without having to leave their home town to get it. It will also connect the Family Medicine Clinic network to AdventHealth, making the transition from clinic to hospital seamless.
“Healthcare has a reputation of being confusing and hard to use,” said Roberts. “By expanding our primary care base, AdventHealth will be able to provide a health care experience that is more connected, meaning that whether you come to one of our stand-alone clinics or one of our hospitals, our systems will all work together getting you the consumer the high-quality care that is easier to understand and navigate.”
AdventHealth’s customer-first approach is part of what made the transaction between the two entities so attractive. During its many years of service, the Family Medicine Clinic has committed to placing the needs of its patients above all else and to going above and beyond to provide high-quality, comprehensive care. This commitment mirrored the four service standards of AdventHealth which are to help patients feel safe, to help them feel loved, to make their experience easy, and to own the responsibility of providing the best health care possible; making the two entities a perfect fit.
“FMC Medicine’s staff, providers and I are very excited to announce the creation of AdventHealth Family Medicine Rural Health Clinic,” said James Cain, MD, co-owner of Family Medical Clinic. “For more than 80 years, dating back to Drs. Rollins and Brook, this clinic has served this community, and over the past 20 years, it has seen continued growth and improvements that we feel will be further improved under the care of AdventHealth. It has been our pleasure to serve this community, and we feel very confident that we are placing the primary healthcare of Lampasas and Copperas Cove in good hands.”
“I am excited and pleased with the acquisition,” said Mark Lane, MD, co-owner of Family Medical Clinic. “FMC Lampasas and Copperas Cove have been fortunate to provide healthcare to both communities for a number of years. We appreciate the support we have received and strive to provide customer-friendly, quality care. With the help of AdventHealth, we now have the ability to expand and grow stronger.”
For more information about AdventHealth and its offerings throughout the Central Texas Community, visit AdventHealthCentralTexas.com and AdventHealthRollinsBrook.com.