Puget Sound hospital network Providence Swedish has acquired Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology after the two groups had already been exploring ways to work collaboratively together, according to a Providence Swedish news release.
As of June 1, Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology will be an employed specialty practice and rebranded as Providence Swedish Obstetrics and Gynecology Olympia.
“We are thrilled to strengthen the relationship between Providence Swedish and the clinicians of the former Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology,” said Darin Goss, chief executive of Providence Swedish South Puget Sound. “They have a long-standing reputation within our community with high marks on patient satisfaction and quality. This acquisition will be the cornerstone on how we grow our comprehensive women’s health care program.”
The acquisition allows women seeking treatment at Providence Women’s Center in Centralia access to the highest level of specialty services through the Providence network, according to the release, as healthcare continues to change in the country.
“Our mission and vision aligned, leading us to our decision to work in an employed specialty practice model. Together, we will be able to ensure that our community has access to the highest level of specialty services for women for years to come,” Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology physician Laurie Sorenson said in the release.
Providence Swedish serves more than 540,000 people across Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, according to the release. Its network includes Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Providence Centralia Hospital and the Providence Medical Group in Southwest Washington, which encompasses more than 40 clinics and more than 1,000 specialty care and hospital-based health care providers.
For more information, visit https://www.providence.org/lp/swedish.