Hannibal Regional Healthcare Systems announces the acquisition of a medical group that currently serves the Kirksville area.

At a press conference Tuesday, HRHS announced that Complete Family Medicine will soon come under the Hannibal Regional umbrella.

Complete Family Medicine currently serves patients with facilities in Kirksville, Lancaster, LaPlata, Moberly and Macon.

Ahrens says the Kirksville group had grown to the point that they wanted to partner with someone better equipped to deal with the administrative challenges of today’s healthcare.

Complete Family Medicine has about a hundred employees. Officials expect the acquisition to be complete by mid-summer.