HCA buys KC doctor group

Deal grows physician network there to 340

HCA Holdings’ health system in Kansas City has signed an agreement to acquire a physician group with 60 doctors.

Terms of the deal to bring College Park Family Care Center into the HCA Midwest Health System fold were not made public. The acquisition brings HCA a greater presence in Johnson County, Kan., on the western half of the Kansas City metro area, and grows its doctor network in the city to more than 340.

College Park Family Care was founded in 1980, runs 10 locations and has been aligned with HCA’s Overland Park Regional Medical Center for several years.

“The decision to pursue an affiliation with a strong partner such as Midwest Physicians and HCA Midwest Health System has been led in part by our need to navigate upcoming healthcare changes,” says Thomas Miller, co-founder and CEO of College Park. “Members of the College Park Family Care board feel this is a positive development for all physicians and staff at College Park and will assure that we continue to thrive and meet our mission.”

Kansas City is one of HCA’s more important markets. The company employs about 8,600 people in the area — by comparison, its regional TriStar system employs 10,000 — and treated more than 650,000 patients in 2011.