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Baker City, OR. - Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City are pleased to announce that the Baker Clinic will officially become the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group-Baker Clinic. The transition takes place September 1, 2011 This begins a new chapter for a well respected primary care practice first established in 1919 and marks the further development of Saint Alphonsus-Baker City’s commitment to bringing healing and hope close to home. Area families and businesses count on Saint Alphonsus for outstanding medical care. This acquisition reinforces our efforts in that regard.
The Saint Alphonsus Medical Group-Baker Clinic located at 3175 Pocahontas Road, Baker City will remain home to the practice of Robert McKim, M.D., Family Medicine, and staff.
“Baker Clinic is pleased to become part of the Saint Alphonsus family and to continue to offer quality medical service to the community in a timely fashion,” said Robert McKim, M.D. “The Baker Clinic staff would also like to thank Jon Petterson, M.D. for the years he has served the medical needs of Baker County. We sincerely wish him the best of luck as he goes on to his next adventure.”
Ray Gibbons, CEO for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City, speaking on behalf of the hospital and its Associates said, “We are pleased to continue Baker Clinic’s long tradition of providing excellent primary care to the residents of Baker County and we look forward to working together with Dr. McKim. Finally, we recognize and appreciate the care Jon Petterson, M.D. has provided to his patients. Our best regards go with him in his next endeavors.”
About Saint Alphonsus Medical Center—Baker City
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center—Baker City is a 25 bed ministry organization in Baker City, OR. As a critical access not-for-profit hospital, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center—Baker City reinvests its profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by providing the continuum of care for the acute to long-term care services needs of Baker County. For more information about Saint Alphonsus Medical Center—Baker City, visit www.saintalphonsus.org
About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff. Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan. To find out more go to www.saintalphonsushealthsystem.org.