Premier Sacramento-area anesthesia group joins the nation’s largest physician‐owned, multispecialty partnership to further integrate and enhance patient care at Mercy Hospital of Folsom.
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (August 1, 2021) — Vituity, one of the nation’s largest physician‐owned partnerships, has further expanded its anesthesia practice line through affiliation with Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group (FAMG), a regional leader in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. As Vituity’s newest partners, FAMG’s anesthesiologists will gain access to resources, innovations and best practices developed by Vituity clinicians across the country. Like all Vituity practice locations, the group will remain locally autonomous and will continue to provide excellent clinical care and perioperative leadership at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Calif.
“As a patient-centric organization, Vituity is dedicated to making a difference for our patients, for our hospitals, and for the communities we serve,” says Michael Paige, MD, vice president of practice development at Vituity. “We are pleased to welcome the physicians of Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group with their longstanding legacy in physician leadership and clinical excellence.”
For over 30 years, FAMG has provided exceptional perioperative care to Mercy Hospital of Folsom. As a democratic, physician-owned practice, FAMG is committed to clinical quality, innovation, and bringing the latest care advances to its community hospital patients. In addition to providing anesthesia services for general and orthopedic surgery, obstetrics, and several specialist programs, FAMG also supports the region’s newest emergency department.
According to FAMG’s President Dr. Barry Young, MD, joining Vituity was a strategic move that will help the group to better serve its hospital and patients in a challenging healthcare environment. Vituity’s robust practice management team supports billing, contracting, and leadership development while its innovation arm helps bring the latest care advances to its hospital partners.
The group also looks forward to adding new physicians to the practice. “As a small group working in a community setting, Vituity’s track record for recruiting and retaining qualified anesthesiologists from across the country was a deciding factor,” Young says.
Cultural fit was also important to FAMG. “Vituity’s philosophy and operating style are very similar to ours,” Young says. “They’re very supportive toward clinicians and at the same time very quality-driven and clinically focused. Both of our groups strive to do our best for patients while looking to the future and its possibilities. That’s why I feel Vituity is a great match for what we are trying to do at Folsom.”
The affiliation will also benefit Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom, where Vituity manages the anesthesiology, emergency, and inpatient psychiatry departments. Aligning these key services will create opportunities for clinical integration, process innovation, and program growth and development. Examples include integrated clinical pathways like Vituity’s Fragility Fracture Care Protocol, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, and the SOAR preoperative screening program.
"Mercy Hospital of Folsom is proud to continue our successful partnership with Vituity and create even stronger alignment between care teams thanks to this new affiliation with FAMG,” according to Mercy Folsom CEO Brian Evans, MD. “Our patients expect high quality care, and this relationship is an example of how we deliver patient-centric care every day."
For nearly 50 years, Vituity has been a catalyst for positive change in healthcare. As a physician-led and -owned multispecialty partnership, our nearly 5,000 doctors and clinicians care for 6.5 million patients each year across 400 practice locations and nine acute care specialties.
Vituity’s acute focus and compassionate care are the driving forces that place us at the heart of better care. Our clinicians and practice management leaders develop front-line solutions for healthcare challenges that improve quality and have a direct positive impact on millions of lives nationwide.
Our services span the entire Acute Care Continuum, integrating emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, acute psychiatry, neurology, acute care surgery, telehealth, post-acute care, and outpatient medicine. Partnering with hospitals, health systems, clinics, payers, employers, and state and local government, our footprint continues to rapidly expand. Learn more at vituity.com.
About Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group
For over 30 years, Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group has provided exceptional perioperative care to Mercy Hospital of Folsom. As a democratic, physician-owned practice, FAMG is committed to clinical quality, innovation, and bringing the latest care advances to its community hospital patients. In addition to providing anesthesia services for general and orthopedic surgery, obstetrics, and several specialist programs, FAMG also supports the region’s newest emergency department.