Vanguard Medical Group was created as a regional primary group practice in January 2012 through a merger of three established, well-known and successful primary
care practices in northern New Jersey (Changebridge Medical Associates, Cranford Family Practice and Town Medical Associates). In 2014, an additional practice site at North Haledon joined Vanguard.
Many of the founding physicians have practiced for more than 20 years in their respective communities and are leaders in their local healthcare delivery systems. The driving force to develop a larger regional primary care practice was the recognition that the healthcare system was rapidly changing in ways that did not support small or solo independent physician practices. And yet, although growth is an imperative, the physicians in Vanguard believe that a strong culture guided by shared values must be at the core of this organization.