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Health First Officially Launches Medical Group

ROCKLEDGE, FL — Health First announces the official launch of the Health First Medical Group, Brevard's largest multi-specialty physician group.

The creation of the Health First Medical Group comes following the successful acquisition of certain assets of Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (MIMA) in February. The medical group is a collaboration of Health First's existing Health First Physicians and MIMA physicians, and now includes 246 physicians and over 1040 associates.

"Health First is pleased to unveil this physicians group to Brevard," said Steve Johnson, President/CEO of Health First. "Health First is moving to enhance its Integrated Value Based Delivery Network in order to increase patient quality, safety, and the patient experience. The creation of this new group allows us to strategically align physicians who share our vision and philosophies."

According to James Ronaldson, MD, President of Health First Medical Group, this strategic alignment will better serve the patients in the community. "By combining our resources into one organization, patients will have access to a strong network of primary care physicians, specialists, sub-specialists, and ancillary services that can effectively address all their medical needs."

Health First now employs more than 7,500 employees across Brevard County.

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About Health First
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a Mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plan products, the latest technological advances and quality care through our four hospitals and numerous Outpatient & Wellness Services, including four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy. We offer Brevard's only Trauma and Heart Centers, and the Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County with 246 employed physicians.