Medical practices to merge

Published 1:04 am Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two Washington medical practices that provide health care to women were scheduled last week to merge their operations as affiliates of Vidant Medical Group, it was announced by local health care officials.
Washington Women’s Care, a gynecology practice located a 1204 Brown St., Washington, is now affiliated with Vidant Medical Group, the physician and provider group that is part of Vidant Health, formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina.
In addition to its joining the Vidant doctors’ group, Washington Women’s Care will merge with Obstetrics and Gynecology of Washington, located at 1210 Brown St., Washington.
“We are excited to add such a quality practice to our network of physicians and providers,” said Travis Douglass, executive vice president and director of Vidant Medical Group, in a news release from Vidant Health announcing the merger. “We look forward to working together to provide more access to women’s care in our region.”
The two practices will maintain separate offices but will operate under one name, Vidant Women’s Care — Washington, according to the release.
“Patients of both practices will now have even easier access to the same high-quality care from experienced providers and staff,” said Dr. Brenda Peacock, one of the doctors with Washington Women’s Care. “As a group, we will truly be offering comprehensive health care for women of all ages and stages of life. Joining forces together with Vidant Health strengthens our commitment to women’s health in eastern North Carolina. We look forward to serving existing and new patients as Vidant Women’s Care — Washington.”
Peacock, a doctor with the former Washington Women’s Care, served on the Beaufort Regional Health System Board of Commissioners during the debate and vote over the health system’s future.
Other providers at the newly merged practice include Dr. Allan Boruszak and Dr. Thomas Andrews, with the former Obstetrics and Gynecology of Washington; Dr. Jennifer Calfee and Jennifer May and Amanda Laughlin, adult nurse practitioners, with the former Washington Women’s Care.