Gwinnett Medical to offer services to Kaiser members

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center officially announced its four-year contract with Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday and will now provide inpatient services for its health plan members.

The deal, which became effective April 15, will include GMC campuses in both Lawrenceville and Duluth.

"Contracting with Kaiser Permanente is a positive move for GMC for many reasons," Gwinnett Medical CEO Phil Wolfe said. "The most important is that Kaiser Permanente members in our community who need inpatient services will have access to the exceptional care that is available in our system."

Kaiser Permanente is Georgia's largest nonprofit health plan, with more than 230,000 members across 28 counties in metro Atlanta. The health care giant already has two Gwinnett offices and recently announced plans to open a third in Lawrenceville.

"We are pleased that we have entered into a contract with Gwinnett Medical Center," said Dr. Rob Shreiner, the medical director for the Southeast Permanente Medical Group. "We are looking forward to developing a strong relationship that will help us better serve the needs of our Gwinnett members."