Bay Area Medical Group To Double Over Decade
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation over the next decade expects to at least double in size, from about 750 physicians to 1,500, according to President and CEO David Druker, the San Francisco Business Times reports. Expansion projects and physician recruiting efforts will fuel the medical group's growth.
Druker said the group accounts for half of the 1,500 physicians in its parent network, Sutter Health.
The group's recruiting advantage in the Bay Area can be attributed to its ability to provide support to young primary care physicians beginning their careers, along with investments in information technology and other infrastructure, according to the Times.
Current expansion projects in the Bay Area include new medical office buildings; expansions to current buildings; and plans to merge constituent medical groups into a single, unified group (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 1/8).