Cleveland Clinic Partners with Akron General

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , June 11, 2014

"The Clinic has learned that they can't push their physician model on an independent private practice facility or community. They are not demanding that our docs become a part of their model. They are very aware of the environment they are coming into. They don't want to change that culture. They want to enhance it. We are going to have multiple different models as far as physician alignment is concerned. It's not an issue for us."

In a separate announcement this week, Cleveland Clinic said it has formed a joint venture with Select Medical to provide inpatient rehabilitation services in Northeast Ohio.

Under the deal, the two organizations will expand these services on Cleveland's West Side by building a new 60-bed adult inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avon, OH.

The two organizations have also entered into a management agreement, effective Aug. 1, 2014, to enhance operations in existing Cleveland Clinic rehabilitation facilities. The deal will create a residency program for physicians in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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