North Ottawa Medical Group Transitioning to Mercy Health Physician Partners

Mercy Health and North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) are pleased to announce the next step in its ongoing affiliation. Today, we are delighted to report that our two organizations are working together to transition North Ottawa Medical Group (NOMG) to Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP).

“NOMG has been a strong, healthy and vibrant physician group, comprised of talented, community-minded experts in family medicine, internal medicine, pulmonology, gastrointestinal, and obstetrician care,” said Mary Boyd, chief integration officer at Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. “Their commitment to their patients through chronic disease management, student health, weight management, and other key Population Health Management initiatives, makes them an invaluable resource in Ottawa County.”

NOCHS is a strong, independent organization that has been serving its community for the past 100 years. As Mercy Health strengthens its commitment to the lakeshore, providing expanded tertiary services, and building a strong primary care network, this next step in transitioning NOMG to Mercy Health Physician Partners will ensure primary care and specialty access continue to grow in northern Ottawa County.

“Mercy Health and NOCHS share a common goal to help the lakeshore maintain local access – and choice – to hospital and primary care services,” said Shelleye Yaklin, President and CEO of North Ottawa Community Health System. “We’ve worked together for more than a decade toward that goal, all while improving quality, and keeping comprehensive, high-quality care close to home. This innovative approach to our affiliation allows our primary care groups to become stronger, providing a deeper bench of resources to things like data, grants and best practices, while NOCHS has the opportunity to focus on their local hospital.”

The transition is effective July 20, 2018.

This is an exciting time for both NOCHS and Mercy Health. As we work together through this next step, we’ll continue to learn from each other, while keeping our patients at the center of all we do. Please join us in celebrating our continued collaboration!

Please join Mercy Health Physician Partners in welcoming the following providers:

MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Women’s Health

Tabatha Barber, DO

Diana Okuniewski, DO

Melissa Kushlak, DO*


MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Internal Medicine

Haney Assaad, MD

Marilena Oravitan, MD

Matthew Schoeck, MD

Anda Scorza, DO*

Elizabeth Cross, NP-C

Rachel McDermott, NP-C


MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Family Medicine

Ryan Klanseck, DO

Kyle Kramer, DO

Martin Russo, DO

Theresa Pebbles, PA-C

Donna Zambetis, NP-C


MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Gastroenterology

Guy Power, MD


MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Pulmonology

Mehul Patel, MD


MHPP North Ottawa Medical Group Family Medicine

Raymond Rabideau, DO

Tania Vandyke, NP-C

Katie Zarnosky, PA-C

Anna Zuidema, NP-C


*Not employed by the medical group, but has signed Professional Services Agreement


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