COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fulton Family Health Associates announced Thursday that the practice has joined the University of Missouri Health Care.
The practice will also have a name change and be called Family Medicine-Fulton Family Health.
In August, the practice announced its intention to join MU Health Care. The practice is comprised of three board-certified family medicine physicians, one board-certified physician assistant, and 13 other health professionals and support staff.
"Fulton Family Health Associates will help MU Health Care build on central Missouri's excellent reputation as a destination for primary care," said Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care chief executive officer. "This collaboration creates new opportunities to improve and promote high quality car for patients in central Missouri."
Fulton Family Health Associates has provided primary care in central Missouri for 21 years.
MU Health Care will employ the staff of Fulton Family Health Associates, and the three physicians and physician assistants will be employed by the MU School of Medicine.
Under the new arrangement, the patients of Fulton Family Health can choose the health provider or hospital where they would like to receive inpatient and outpatient care.