EMERYVILLE, CA (March 1, 2022)—Vituity, a physician-led and -owned multispecialty partnership, announced today that they will provide acute care services in the emergency department of PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington, beginning March 1, 2022.
“PeaceHealth is excited to partner with Vituity, and we look forward to the positive impact their model of patient-centric care will have on our community. Vituity’s track record of delivering high-quality emergency services to all in need is in direct alignment with our mission,” said Cherelle Montanye, Chief Administrative Officer, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.
“Vituity is honored to work with PeaceHealth and expand our strong presence in the Pacific Northwest,” said Theo Koury, MD, President, Vituity. “We stand behind our front-line driven and integrated model of care delivery and are confident that the Longview community will benefit from the Vituity culture of collaboration and leadership.”
For nearly 50 years, Vituity has been developing best practices to ensure hospitals are able to care for patients effectively. As a democratic partnership owned equitably by its practicing physicians, Vituity’s unique structure allows for an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, and innovation. Phil Piccinini, Vituity’s vice president of emergency medicine operations, is excited to bring best-in-class acute care services to a new health system partner: “We’re grateful to have this opportunity to work with PeaceHealth and deliver the same level of quality patient care we’re known for across more than 40 health system partners nationally. We look forward to integrating our providers with clinical team members who have been with PeaceHealth St. John for years, delivering much-needed care to this community.”
For 50 years, Vituity has been raising the standard of care and transforming how, when, and where care is delivered. As a physician-owned and -led multispecialty partnership, our 5,000 doctors and clinicians care for nearly 8 million patients annually across 450 practice locations and nine acute care specialties.
Vituity’s patient focus and commitment to clinical excellence are the driving forces that place us at the heart of better care. Our front-line clinicians and business leaders develop healthcare solutions that improve outcomes for patients and hospitals. Our innovation hub, Inflect Health, identifies early-stage health-tech companies and facilitates a connection to physicians for testing, and our charitable foundation, Vituity Cares, extends our reach into communities that are most affected by healthcare disparities.
Vituity is driven to continually transform healthcare through our collective passion for patients.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. It has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers, and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration, and social justice in fulfilling its mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.