Franciscan Alliance’s Franciscan Physicians Network has grown to include
more than 260 doctors to serve patients in three states, the Franciscan
Alliance (FA) said today
FA owns and operates the 24-hour ER department on Indian Boundary Road in
The expansion mostly includes physicians in more than 40 health centers and
clinics in Indiana, southeast Cook County in Illinois, and Berrien County in
Michigan. Those facilities are under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony
Health-Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, Franciscan
St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Hammond, and Franciscan Hammond Clinic and
Franciscan Physicians Hospital, both in Munster.
“FPN is the brand name of a regionally initiated and corporate-led effort to
more closely align separate employed physician groups in the Franciscan
Alliance Northern Indiana Region, as well as throughout Franciscan
Alliance,” said Gene Diamond, Northern Indiana Region CEO. “FPN’s emphasis
is on coordinating services to employed physicians and their offices,
including, but not limited to, billing, contracting, recruiting,
compensation and benefits.”
Formation of the expanded FPN network officially took place in January.
Added Scott Bonnar, FPN regional executive director, “Franciscan Physicians
Network is working to redesign care delivery. We are driven to provide the
highest quality care in the region in a patient-centered and cost-effective
way, with sensitivity to the high deductible health plans of our patients.
We currently provide 42 clinic locations with two urgent care and three
Franciscan Express Care locations to provide easy access to our service
The FPN sites also are enhancing their services through use of the EpicCare
electronic medical records system, which provides physicians and patients
faster access to information and a secure link between doctors’ offices and
hospitals, FA said.
Patients are able to access their medical records free of charge from
physician offices and the hospitals through Epic’s MyChart system, which
also provides reference materials to help them understand their conditions
and to answer questions. The system likewise allows patients to request or
schedule physician appointments.
For more information on Franciscan Physicians Network and a listing of
physicians, visit: FranciscanDocs.org