UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare Announce Triangle Physician Network

Network will provide access to more primary care and specialty physicians.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. – UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare have announced the launch of Triangle Physician Network, LLC (TPN), a joint effort to operate a regional network of physicians to expand the system’s ability to support the evolving health care needs of the region.

TPN will provide primary care and specialty physician practices the ability to coordinate with the UNC Health Care System’s electronic medical records and access to operational support and specialty and sub-specialty care providers. Both current Rex and UNC Health Care practices, as well as unaffiliated private practice physicians, will be eligible to join the network.

Executive Medical Director Robert Gianforcaro, D.O.., will lead the new network along with TPN’s Executive Administrative Director, Bob Ricker. Both report to Allen Daugird, M.D., M.B.A., president of TPN and UNC Physicians and Associates.

“Providing health care continues to present administrative and regulatory challenges, as do opportunities to improve the physician’s ability to deliver services to patients,” explains Dr. Gianforcaro. “As a physician-led organization, TPN has providers who are active participants at many levels of this evolution. TPN will provide practice-specific support and enable physicians to focus on the practice of medicine, thereby better meeting the needs of patients and the community.”

“TPN integrates clinical and operational services to allow both physicians and the UNC Health Care System to focus on what matters most — caring for our patients,” says Ricker. “We look forward to strengthening our network of care providers and fostering increased collaboration between hospitals and private practices.”

TPN is a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care and will be based out of Morrisville, North Carolina. The group expects to expand the network beyond the current 15 practices and more than 60 physicians to include regional physician practices by late 2010. Current TPN practices include:

  • Chapel Hill North Medical Center
  • Chatham Crossing Medical Center
  • Chatham Primary Care
  • Executive Health (The Carolina Clinic)
  • Highgate Family Medical Center
  • Pittsboro Family Medicine
  • Rex Primary Care of Holly Springs*
  • Rex Family Practice of Knightdale
  • Rex Family Practice of Wakefield
  • Rex Senior Health Center
  • Rex/UNC Family Practice of Panther Creek*
  • Sanford Hematology Oncology
  • Sanford Specialty Clinics
  • UNC Family Medicine at Hillsborough
  • University Pediatrics at Highgate

*coming soon

Contact: Kerry Grace Heckle
(919) 784-4471
Kerry.Heckle@rexhealth.com

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