ROCKVILLE, Md., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever Internal Medicine Residency Program with Holy Cross Health. Just accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the program is a partnership with Holy Cross Hospital. Residents will be trained in and around Washington, D.C., and will provide rotations in outpatient, inpatient, critical care, and emergency medicine settings, as well as affiliated clinics for the underserved.
"Our physicians are recognized as national leaders for providing the highest-quality care. We are thrilled to train the next generation of doctors on how to best prevent and treat disease," said Richard McCarthy, MD, associate executive director for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, the region's largest integrated, private group practice that exclusively serves Kaiser Permanente members. "We carefully hire, train and equip Permanente physicians to provide care in a way that cannot be replicated in fee-for-service medicine, and as a result, our patients are healthier, and our physicians are more satisfied. Our residency program will be one-of-a-kind in the Mid-Atlantic."
During their residency, participants in the program will be taught and mentored by world-class physicians at both the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Holy Cross. Upon completion of the program, residents will be eligible to join the highly selective Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group.
"Holy Cross Health is very excited to continue our partnership with Kaiser Permanente through this innovative new internal medicine residency program. Holy Cross' vibrant hospital services make it an ideal partner for the hospital-based portion of the clinical training necessary for the residents. The program will allow us to jointly train the next generation of primary care physicians for our community," said Blair Eig, MD, chief medical officer, Holy Cross Health.
"This residency program will offer future health care leaders the opportunity to learn our model of award-winning, high-quality care," said Kim Horn, president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. "As a result, more qualified physicians will practice excellent medical care in our region and may become part of our health system—one whose health plans are rated among the top one percent in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance."
With the Internal Medicine Residency Program officially starting in July of 2020, candidates for Kaiser Permanente's first class of residents will begin applying this summer and interviews will take place in the fall. Prospective residents and those interested in learning more about the program may visit residency-mas.kp.org or contact Marc John D. Barredo, residency program coordinator, at 240-813-8740.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Kaiser Permanente provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 770,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic or Facebook, facebook.com/kpthrive.
About Holy Cross Health
Holy Cross Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit, people-centered health system that serves the two most populous counties in Maryland, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, with a commitment to being the most trusted provider of health care services in the area. Founded in 1963 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Health is a member of Trinity Health of Livonia, Michigan, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Holy Cross Hospital, in Silver Spring, is one of the largest hospitals in Maryland, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the nation on a community college campus, enhanced by an educational partnership. The Holy Cross Health Network operates primary care practices and affordable health centers, and offers a wide range of innovative, community-based health and wellness programs. Specialty care, home care and hospice services round out Holy Cross Health's high-quality and coordinated continuum of care that aims to improve health and move life ahead for individuals and populations in the communities served. In fiscal 2018, Holy Cross Health contributed nearly 10 percent of its $611 million revenue to community benefit activities that meet community needs and improve access to health. Learn more at HolyCrossHealth.org.
For More Information Contact:
Keith Montgomery: 240-483-1315
Holy Cross Health
Kristin Feliciano: 301-754-7017
SOURCE Holy Cross Health; Kaiser Permanente