Urgent Care Business News

Maryland firm acquires local urgent care center operator

February 5, 2015–ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers of Maryland has acquired CareSTAT Urgent Care Centers, which operates four centers in the region.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  CareSTAT Urgent Care Centers, founded in late 2011 by Cheltenham native Dr. Jonathan Gusdorff and his wife, Jaime, operates urgent care centers in Abington, Folsom, Havertown and Springield.  ExpressCare, owned by Dr. Maurice Reid, operates 14 urgent care centers in Maryland and two centers in Delaware  The deal shows ...

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Ensign Group Acquires 2 Properties out of Bankruptcy Sales

February 10, 2015–In separate transactions, The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG) announced that it had acquired a Nebraska CCRC and a Texas post-acute care campus, both in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies.  The Ensign Group acquired Nebraska-based Skyline Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 100-bed skilled nursing operation, and Skyline Assisted and Independent Living, an independent living, assisted living and seniors apartment operation with 209 units. The acquisition, which cost a total of $13 million, was made in connection with the Chapter ...

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Whole Foods CEO floats plan to enter healthcare, eyes clinics

Austin, Texas–Whole Foods, the company that brought health food mainstream, now wants to sink its teeth into healthcare, according to a recent interview with founder and co-CEO John Mackey. Mackey is considering opening health clinics at stores that would be available to employees and the general public, Bloomberg Business reported.  The news follows the recent boom in retail clinics driven by companies like CVS, Walmart and Walgreens, chains like Concentra (owned by insurer Humana) and U.S. HealthWorks (owned ...

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Pager brings doctors to the doorstep

New York City, New York– Pager, a startup phone app was developed to reduce visits to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms for maladies that can be treated at home. The startup is backed by Montages Ventures and Lux Capital. Toby Hervey, general manager for New York-based Pager, showed how users can post the symptoms and details of their illnesses. Then the app shows nearby doctors who can address their problems. Doctors using Pager can see patients’ locations and ...

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ExpressMed Urgent Care on path to becoming chain

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ExpressMed is on an expansion push that could put it in markets outside of Central Ohio. ExpressMed Urgent Care grew to three sites from a single office in 2014 and parent HealthServe LLC has plans to double the nascent Central Ohio chain this year. Columbus-based HealthServe, which provides technology and consulting for administering physician practices, created ExpressMed with a Hilliard urgent care in 2009. The second site opened in Gahanna ...

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