Eight North Texas locations part of HCA Healthcare urgent care acquisition

DALLAS, Texas — HCA Healthcare today announced the purchase of 24 MedSpring urgent care centers from Fresenius Medical Care. Later this year, the centers will be rebranded as CareNow Urgent Care.

As part of HCA Healthcare, Medical City Healthcare has invested more than 1.7 billion over four years in access points including CareNow urgent care locations, infrastructure, and leading edge technology in North Texas.

As a result of this acquisition, CareNow will add eight centers to its 37 North Texas locations, strengthening Medical City Healthcare’s position as the largest urgent care provider in the region. In 2018, the system’s CareNow and Medical City Children’s Urgent Care clinics served approximately 10 percent of the Dallas-Fort Worth population, with more than 770,000 patient visits.

“This acquisition creates more access to the quality health care services our community needs, when and where they need them,” said Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “We are proud to give North Texans more reasons to choose Medical City Healthcare as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence.”

“Like many of our communities across the country, Austin, Dallas and Houston are experiencing significant growth, and increasingly people want to be able to access healthcare services closer to where they live and work,” said Sam Hazen, HCA Healthcare’s chief executive officer. “The addition of these urgent care centers will complement our already robust healthcare networks and help us provide more convenient access for our patients.”

With the addition, CareNow will operate 160 urgent care centers across the country, reflecting HCA Healthcare’s vision to become the leading provider of urgent care services in the nation. Together HCA Healthcare and CareNow offer patients the expertise of a proven network of primary and urgent care centers combined with the broader resources of a large hospital system when a higher level of care is required. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Medical City Healthcare
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always - providing the highest quality health care in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality health care services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive health care providers and includes 14 hospitals, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers and five hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association.

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About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 31 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

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