St. David’s HealthCare acquires The Austin Diagnostic Clinic

St. David’s HealthCare announced the acquisition of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC)—a primary and specialty care physician group—and its plans to integrate ADC’s clinic operations into the St. David’s HealthCare system. As part of the acquisition, which was effective on April 1, 2018, ADC will retain its name and operations, and it will align its 154 physicians and providers, as well as 700 employees, including technical and support staff, with St. David’s HealthCare.

“The Austin Diagnostic Clinic is comprised of exceptional physicians who are known for high quality, compassionate care and service,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “This acquisition will provide a platform for St. David’s HealthCare to expand access to primary and multispecialty care and will allow us to serve even more patients within the Central Texas community.”

A newly created board of directors, governed by physicians from ADC and St. David’s HealthCare, will oversee ADC’s operations.

“In order for us to continue providing care to our growing community, we felt that alignment with another entity was critical,” Dr. Ghassan Salman, chief executive officer of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, said. “St. David’s HealthCare is a prestigious hospital system. We have developed a strong relationship with its leadership over the years. This was the natural decision.”

ADC’s main clinic is located inside St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. It has the largest number of specialties and providers housed within the hospital. Additional clinic locations include Cedar Park, Round Rock, Westlake, Steiner Ranch and Circle C in Southwest Austin, with nephrology locations in Georgetown, Kyle, Lockhart, Bastrop, San Marcos, Marble Falls and Luling.