Solantic Walk-in Urgent Care Is Becoming CareSpot Express Healthcare
CEO Mike Klein and the Solantic/CareSpot team are gearing up to launch a new healthcare brand that delivers more convenience and exemplary service
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solantic, the largest operator of urgent care centers in Florida, is changing its name to CareSpot Express Healthcare to represent improvements the company is making to deliver a more convenient and better healthcare experience.
"CareSpot Express Healthcare represents a new brand and a new vision for our company," said Solantic/CareSpot Express Healthcare CEO Mike Klein . "For the past year, our new management team has been reviewing patient feedback and identifying areas of improvement as we create a new consumer-focused company. Over the next few months, we'll be putting the pieces in place to create a better company, provide better service and deliver consumers quality healthcare at a reasonable price. Those improvements are reflected in our new name, which consumers will see starting in September."
Here's what consumers will see by the end of 2012:
- As many as 12 to 15 new CareSpot Express Healthcare centers, including two more centers in Florida.
- All 29 current Solantic centers in Florida will be remodeled and renamed CareSpot Express Healthcare by October.
- A new website.
- About 150 new hires, bringing the total employment to more than 700 by the end of 2012. Approximately 500 of those jobs will be in Florida.
- More convenience as a result of new technology:
- Patients will be able to make appointments from their home computer or smart phones.
- Patients will be able to determine center wait times from their home computers or smart phones so they can select the most convenient option among all of the centers in their market.
- Faster check-ins since new patients will be able to register and provide patient information through the CareSpot website before their visit.
- Tablets instead of paper: Physicians, nurses and physician assistants will read patient charts using tablets because all CareSpot centers will have electronic medical records. That also means if you move from one city to another, or if you need to see a specialist, your records can be transferred faster.
About Solantic/CareSpot Express Healthcare
Solantic/CareSpot offers treatment for a number of medical needs such as cold or flu symptoms, cuts, bruises, burns, eye and ear infections, migraines, physicals, health screenings, immunizations and vaccines, as well as a wide variety of occupational health services such as drug screening, pre-employment physicals and other services.
Solantic/CareSpot has corporate headquarters in Nashville and Jacksonville. The company currently employs 553 people. Nashville corporate HQ: 29 employees. Jacksonville corporate HQ: 47 employees. The remaining 477 people work in the Solantic/CareSpot-owned 29 urgent care centers that are open seven days a week in Jacksonville, Gainesville/Ocala, Orlando, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach and in the Fort Lauderdale area. Solantic/CareSpot is the largest operator of urgent care centers in Florida. There are more than 435,000 patient visits to Solantic/CareSpot centers annually.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott founded Solantic in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2001. On April 29, 2011, New York-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) — a $20 billion private equity firm specializing in healthcare and information services — bought up the Scott family shares in Solantic. That ended the Scott family's involvement in the company. Mike Klein , CEO of Franklin, Tenn.-based Renal Advantage — the third-largest for-profit provider of dialysis services in the U.S. — took over as CEO of Solantic in May 2011. Visit Solantic.com to learn more.
SOURCE CareSpot Express Healthcare
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