CRH Healthcare (CRH), the parent company of Peachtree Immediate Care, has acquired AppleCare Urgent Care, the urgent care leader in Southeast Georgia. The combination of Peachtree Immediate Care, the largest urgent care operator in the Atlanta Metro area, and AppleCare, which operates twelve centers, allows CRH to immediately serve much more of Georgia and opens up further expansion throughout the state. The combined urgent care network includes 54 locations in Georgia today with more than half a dozen new centers planned in 2022.
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced it has purchased MD Now Urgent Care, a network of 59 urgent care centers in Florida. The transaction significantly expands HCA Healthcare’s reach as one of the nation’s leading providers of urgent care, currently operating more than 170 clinics across 19 markets. MD Now is the largest urgent care provider in Florida. The acquisition of these MD Now centers, combined with the November announcement of HCA Healthcare’s plans to build three additional hospitals in the state, will enhance HCA Florida Healthcare’s ability to offer patient-centered, high-quality care to more Floridians and meet the growing need for healthcare services in the state.
American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, announces record setting sales and rapid nationwide growth in 2021. The impressive streak started prior to the pandemic and shows no sign of slowing down in 2022 – which marks the company’s 40th year in business. AFC closed an incredible 58 deals in 2021 – a 132 percent increase in the number of franchises sold the previous year. There are 280 AFC locations now open nationwide in nearly 30 states. Thanks to this accelerated growth, AFC is on track to open at least 500 urgent care locations by 2025.
The coronavirus pandemic resulted in unprecedented increases in infectious disease testing and immunizations at urgent care clinics, according to a new research article. Urgent care visits were on an upward trend before the pandemic. The new study shows that upward trend has continued during the pandemic, with the exception of a decrease in visits early in the crisis. The new study, which was published by Epic Health Research Network, features two key findings.
Quilvest Capital Partners (“Quilvest”), a leading global private investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has made a substantial growth investment in UrgentMED, the premier independent network of urgent care clinics in Southern California. Quilvest is partnering with UrgentMED’s co-founders, Dr. Jacob Rastegar, Dr. Morris Kokhab and Dr. Pejman Bolourian, who will each remain significant shareholders and will continue to lead the business going forward. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in West Hollywood, California, UrgentMED operates 35 urgent care clinics in the Southern California region, including Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura County.
CareFirst Urgent Care, the largest independent provider of urgent care in Cincinnati, OH, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Doctors’ Urgent Care Offices. Doctors’ Urgent Care Offices, founded by C. Lawrence Decker, M.D., opened its first office in Springdale, OH, in 1982. Over the course of 39 years, Doctors’ Urgent Care Offices has opened the doors of 10 clinics providing urgent care and occupational medicine services to communities spanning from Dayton, OH, to Erlanger, KY. Founded in 2011 by Chetan Gupta, M.D., CareFirst Urgent Care is the largest independent urgent care provider in Cincinnati with 39 clinics across OH, KY, NV and FL.
Urgent Care Group, a Nashville-based leading urgent care company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Coastal Urgent Care in Pawleys Island, SC. Coastal Urgent Care has been providing convenient and affordable care to the Pawleys Island community since 2008. Coastal Urgent Care is the 24th center to join the Urgent Care Group Network, and in early January, will become part of the MEDcare Urgent Care brand. “We are pleased to add Coastal Urgent Care to the Urgent Care Group Network,” said David Maloney, CEO of Urgent Care Group. “Urgent Care Group will now provide urgent care services that cover the north and south ends of the Grand Strand.”
Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading health care providers, and GoHealth Urgent Care, an on-demand consumer-centric care company, today announced a new partnership to operate urgent care centers across southeastern Michigan. Three existing Henry Ford Macomb Urgent Care centers in Fraser, Chesterfield and Bruce Township will transition to the new joint venture in late 2021, and multiple new sites are expected to open in 2022 across southeast Michigan.
Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD) and privately owned Brave Care today announced an agreement through which the two companies will develop new, innovative pediatric primary and urgent care clinics throughout the United States, with the goal of significantly enhancing the provision of pediatric care. Under the terms of the agreement, Mednax has invested $20 million to acquire a minority ownership stake in Brave Care, and Dr. Jim Swift, a pediatric intensivist and Mednax’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, will serve on Brave Care’s board of directors.
Lake Jeanette Urgent Care (LJUC), a full-service family practice and local urgent care located in Greensboro has joined Generation Family Practices (GFP), and becomes the fourth clinic under Cary Medical Management (CMM). CMM’s focus on value-based care will transition LJUC to focus more on primary care services to deliver on CMM’s mission to drive better quality of care to the communities it services. LJUC is the first clinic in the Triad area to join CMM.
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