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Archive for November, 2012

Saltzer Physicians Support Partnership with the St. Luke’s Health System

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

I am Dr. Tom Patterson, I have been a part of the Saltzer family for 14 years and I support the partnership with St. Luke’s. Saltzer is fortunate to have found an organization that shares our vision of providing seamless, integrated healthcare as well as a common culture where the patient comes first. Saltzer and l will still be here, providing care for our patients, only with easier access to key resources that will allow us to provide the best quality care possible. If you have any questions regarding the partnership between Saltzer and the St. Luke’s Health System call 463-3067.

Letter to our Patients

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

To our valued patients:

There has been a lot in the news recently regarding the future partnership between Saltzer Medical Group and St. Luke’s Health System.

We value you as our patient and your needs guide all our decisions.

We would like to clarify a few important points. Saltzer Medical Group will continue to exist and your doctors will be here providing the quality care you have come to expect. Regardless of our hospital affiliation, you will always have the choice of where you and your family will receive your care. Finally you have chosen Saltzer for your care and that is a responsibility we do not take for granted.

Healthcare is evolving and it is necessary to change if we are to continue providing you with the absolute highest quality healthcare you have come to expect from your physicians. After seeking patient input and exploring a wide variety of options, including both major hospitals in the valley, we decided that St. Luke’s aligns most closely with our vision for the future of healthcare in the valley.

During our negotiations with St. Luke’s the desire and need to continue to provide support for the local Nampa hospital now owned by Saint Alphonsus was discussed. St. Luke’s supported the need to provide care for our patients no matter which hospital they chose. All of our physicians, including our pediatricians who currently have privileges at Saint Alphonsus Nampa will continue to practice at that location.

We value you as a patient and look forward to caring for you and your family for many years to come.

If you have any questions regarding the partnership between Saltzer and the St. Luke’s Health System please call 463-3067.

Sincerely,

Your Saltzer Medical Group Physicians

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