SEATTLE and NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CHI Franciscan Health, a leading health care provider in the Pacific Northwest, and CityMD, the largest urgent care provider in the metro New York area, opened their first West Coast urgent care center in Seattle today, Aug. 15. The center is located in the Ravenna neighborhood, and is the first of several urgent care centers throughout King and Pierce counties that are scheduled to open by early 2017.
"Today is a momentous day for CHI Franciscan, CityMD and, most importantly, the residents of Seattle, as we mark the official opening of our first urgent care center in the Ravenna neighborhood," said Ketul J. Patel, CHI Franciscan Health CEO. "Seattle residents now have access to our first-class care and patient-centered services, building on our promise to build healthier communities throughout the Pacific Northwest."
The Ravenna center, located at 6322 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, will provide local residents with access to high-quality health care services when their primary care doctor is closed and they want to avoid the emergency room. The location, which is staffed by two emergency medicine-trained doctors and other staff members including an x-ray technician, will be open seven days a week; Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
In addition to the exceptional care provided to patients during their visit, CityMD offers its groundbreaking Aftercare service to patients. Aftercare is a proprietary service unique to CityMD.
It is staffed by physicians, clinicians and referral coordinators who manage notices to primary care doctors and contact patients following a visit to see how they responded to treatment and, if necessary, to handle referrals to specialists. The ultimate aim of Aftercare is to ensure that patients are receiving care continuity and fully addressing ongoing health needs.
"We are very excited to be partnering with CHI Franciscan and serving the Pacific Northwest," said Joe Passanante, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations in the Northwest Region for CityMD. "We are looking forward to bringing our unique urgent care model to the communities in Seattle."
This fall, CHI Franciscan and CityMD plans to open another center in Kent. The health care organizations will announce additional locations in the coming weeks and months.
For more information on the Ravenna CityMD urgent care center please visit www.citymd.com.
Founded in 2010, CityMD urgent care is dedicated to setting an unprecedented standard of medical care for patients and an enriching work environment for its employees. The company's "People First" philosophy and state-of-the-art personalized healthcare delivery system has taken CityMD from a single Upper East Side practice in Manhattan to 55 (and counting) practice locations in Manhattan, Long Island, Rockland/Westchester Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and New Jersey.
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About CHI Franciscan Health
CHI Franciscan Health is a nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington, with a team of more than 11,800 at eight acute care hospitals and more than 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Pierce, King, Mason and Kitsap counties. Started in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, today CHI Franciscan Health is one of the largest health systems in Washington state with more than 1,100 acute care beds, a credentialed medical staff of more than 2,200 including more than 800 employed physicians. Recipient of numerous awards and accreditations, CHI Franciscan Health's mission is to create healthier communities, including caring for the poor and underserved. In 2015, the health system provided $141 million in community benefit, including $9.9 million in charity care.
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