PHILADELPHIA— Penn Medicine has entered into an agreement with PMA Medical Specialists, a multispecialty physician network, to join the health system in an integration that will take effect in February.
PMA Medical Specialists includes over 40 primary and specialty care providers in primary care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pulmonology, sleep medicine, and more. The 12 PMA Medical Specialists practices have been serving patients in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties for more than 50 years, with locations in Havertown, Limerick, Collegeville, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Schwenksville, and Springfield. Practices in Delaware County operate as Prime Health Network, which is a division of PMA.
For over 50 years, PMA patients have received personalized attention and exceptional care close to their home. Integration with Penn Medicine will provide patients with increased access to Penn Medicine specialists across the region, enhanced technology solutions including a single electronic medical record across all care sites, and a renewed commitment to exceptional patient care in their community.
PMA patients do not need to take any action to transfer their care to Penn Medicine. The integration process is underway and will provide a seamless transition of care.
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $9.9 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $546 million awarded in the 2021 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 47,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2021, Penn Medicine provided more than $619 million to benefit our community.