CareSpot Opens Third Kansas City Area Urgent Care Center in Parkville More Area Openings Planned for 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third CareSpot urgent care center in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System — Kansas City's largest healthcare provider — opened on October 21, 2013, at 6344 North Chatham Avenue, in Parkville, Missouri. There will be a grand opening celebration on November 9th from 11am  - 1pm which will include guided tours of the new facilities, refreshments, and also a giveaway of 100 wellness care kits for adults. These kits include a year's worth of valuable healthcare savings.

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This new 3,230-square-foot building is located directly in front of the Hen House Market shopping center, and will provide the same broad array of urgent care, health checks, and occupational health services found at the CareSpot located at 7935 W. 151st Street, in Overland Park, Kansas and 9490 East State Route 350, in Raytown, Missouri. At all locations, CareSpot's joint venture partnership with HCA Midwest Health System means that a large hospital and physician network of support is available if patients should choose to utilize it for specialized or follow-up care.

"Providing locations that are convenient and close to where people live and work is important to our customers," said Paul Dickison, Vice President of Marketing for CareSpot.  "Adding the Parkville location to that mix simply brings added convenience as an urgent care option in that community."

Patients also benefit from the convenience of new online and mobile scheduling tools. At CareSpot.com, customers can save a spot in line from home before walking in, or book an appointment for a future time or day from their computers or smartphones. The center will also feature new check-in tablets for a paperless, streamlined registration when patients arrive.

Plans are underway to identify and open additional CareSpot area locations by the end of the year in the Kansas City market. CareSpot offers healthcare services for non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.  Patients receive the staffing benefits and expertise of a proven network of CareSpot urgent care centers combined with the option to access the broader resources of a large hospital and physician system if a higher level of care is required. All centers will operate as CareSpot in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System. CareSpot will manage daily business operations.

About CareSpot

CareSpot-operated centers provide a wide range of healthcare services such as urgent care, health checks, and occupational health services. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, CareSpot operates 48 urgent care centers across Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri, and is the largest urgent care provider in the state of Florida. The centers feature multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing and X-ray capabilities. Online and mobile scheduling tools at CareSpot.com allow patients to find a convenient location, book appointments and even save a spot in line. Visit CareSpot.com to learn more.

About HCA Midwest Health System

HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area's largest healthcare provider consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area's largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Allen County Regional Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, Cass Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 142 primary care providers and 197 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 146 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.

SOURCE CareSpot



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