IHA, Infinity Primary Care finalize integration

ANN ARBOR—Officials at IHA, a multispecialty medical group, announced the integration of Primary Care Internal Medicine and the Center for Family Care, both part of Livonia-based Infinity Primary Care PC, into IHA.

“Our goal in integrating these practices is to partner with the outstanding providers of Infinity Primary Care with to promote high-quality, patient-centered care to the Livonia community,” said Mark LePage, CEO of IHA. “We intend to hold true to our core mission of compassionate, patient-centered care that delights our patients. We are confident that the nearly 20,000 patients under the care of these two practices will be able to count on IHA to provide access to an extensive range of high-quality services. And as the Medical Group for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, we are very excited to partner with Infinity Primary Care to extend our geographic reach into Livonia and western Wayne County as we further the mission of our integrated delivery system in partnership with our hospital partner, St Mary Mercy Livonia.”

The integration with IHA brings together 15 providers and several dozen staff members from the following two IPC practices:

Primary Care Internal Medicine: Randall Sternberg, MD, Lisa Harston-LeDoux, MD, Pranay Korpole, MD, Jennifer Kuc, CNP, Sangeetha Nathabalan, MD, David Steinberger, MD

Center for Family Care: Stacy O’Dowd, MD, Christine Brenner, MD, Andrew Gush, DO, Nicole Kohnen, MD, Mark Michaels, MD, Nicole Rothenberg, MD, David Smeenge, MD, Stacy Smith, MD, Michael Wowk, MD

“This is an important step in aligning these two IPC practices with IHA, and their associated residency practices connected with St. Mary Mercy Livonia, to enable us to better meet patient needs and provide efficient, cost-effective care,” notes Rob Casalou, president and CEO of Trinity Health Michigan. “By collaborating as a truly integrated health care delivery system, we will create a unified clinical and operational infrastructure with coordinated protocols and best practices, which will lead not only to better clinical outcomes but also to an improved patient experience across the continuum of both outpatient and inpatient care.”

Established in 1994, IHA delivers more than a million patient visits a year, and employs more than 3,000 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, care managers and midwives in more than 100 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. More at www.ihacares.com.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 131-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a Catholic health care system based in Livonia, which operates in 22 states, employs about 133,000 people, has annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of about $24.7 billion. More at https://www.stjoeshealth.org/.

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