SouthCoast Health, Southeast Georgia’s Largest Independent Physician Group, Partners With Privia Medical Group

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Privia network in Georgia expands with more than 100 multi-specialty providers across 19 locations

ARLINGTON, VA (January 7, 2019) Privia Health (“Privia”) announced today that SouthCoast Health has joined Privia Medical Group – Georgia. SouthCoast Health is the third largest group to join Privia’s national network, which is securing the future of its independent providers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Privia Medical Group,” said John Marrero, Administrator of SouthCoast Health. “This partnership enhances our mission to provide and support quality-driven, cost conscious healthcare that is dependable and focused on patient care. Joining with Privia allows our physicians to maintain their autonomy, while gaining access to Privia’s best-in-kind technology, expanded payer relationships and an unmatched professional network—and ultimately will be able to continue to provide excellent patient care.”

SouthCoast Health was founded in Savannah in 1996 by 16 physicians. The physician-led group has since expanded to more than 100 providers and 19 locations across Georgia and South Carolina. As the first group in the region to attain recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing excellent evidence-based care to diabetic and heart/stroke patients, SouthCoast Health is known for its delivery of high-quality care.

“Since expanding to Georgia three years ago, Privia’s rapid growth in the market has delivered significant results. In our first year participating in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program, we received a quality score of 100% and earned a 6.1% savings rate, equating to more than $10 million in shared savings,” said Jim Sams, MD, CEO of Privia Medical Group – Georgia. “We are excited by the addition of SouthCoast Health to our group, which underscores our commitment to partnering with like-minded organizations that are focused on improving patient outcomes.”

Privia Medical Group – Georgia’s parent company, Privia Health, includes a network of more than 2,000 providers in multiple states. Privia’s proprietary cloud-based technology platform and innovative approach to patient engagement and physician-driven wellness help to improve healthcare delivery and create healthier patient populations.

“Privia delivers the tools, technology and resources to improve the patient experience and enable independent physician practices to grow and thrive,” said Shawn Morris, CEO of Privia Health. “As a top performer in the region with an expansive multi-specialty provider team, SouthCoast Health is the right partner to continue to build a strong presence in the Georgia market, and do our part to transform healthcare affordability in their community.”

About Privia Health
Privia Health is a national physician organization meeting providers where they are to transform the healthcare delivery experience. Through high-performance physician groups, accountable care organizations, and population health management programs, Privia works in partnership with health plans, health systems and employers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Our physician-led model, scalable systems and proprietary technology reduce unnecessary healthcare costs, achieve better outcomes, and improve the health of patients we serve. For more information: @PriviaHealth

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