WARRENTON, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- UVA Health announced plans today to acquire Piedmont Family Practice, a Warrenton-based family medicine clinic with about 90 staff members serving the Warrenton area since 1993.

"The Piedmont Family Practice Team is a well-known, high-quality group of care providers with a longstanding commitment to serving the community," said Erik Shannon, chief executive officer of UVA Community Health. "This partnership provides both Piedmont Family Practice and UVA Health an opportunity to benefit from each organization's best practices as we strive for excellence in our primary care offering."

K. Craig Kent, MD, chief executive officer of UVA Health and executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia, said the agreement helps fulfill some key goals for the health system. 

"The acquisition of Piedmont Family Practice helps UVA Health address many components of our 10-year strategic plan, including the expansion of our statewide care network and access to primary are, by providing a geographic connection to our primary care network, which will now extend from Culpeper through Warrenton and throughout Northern Virginia," said Kent.

UVA Health plans to continue to employ all the current Piedmont Family Practice team members.

The acquisition is expected to be complete by late summer.