Concentra Acquires NextCare Centers in Atlanta

Acquisition Brings Additional Medical Centers, Convenient Health Care Services

Sep 19, 2011, 11:11 ET from Concentra

ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., announced today it has expanded its customer base and reach in the Atlanta market with the acquisition of NextCare, Inc.'s four urgent care medical centers.

Following completion of the transaction, Concentra now has 15 centers in the Atlanta market, with two NextCare medical centers in Kennesaw and Mableton operating as Concentra Urgent Care respectively. These centers offer occupational and urgent care services, as well as preventive, wellness, and health education services to current and new patients and employers. The operations of two other acquired NextCare medical centers were consolidated into Concentra Urgent Care's existing centers in the area.  

Ted Bucknam, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Concentra, said, "This is an excellent opportunity to further expand our service and medical expertise in Atlanta, and provide comprehensive medical treatment to more of the private patient community."

This acquisition supports Concentra's extensive client base, its long history as the leading provider of occupational medicine to employees, and a growing demand for comprehensive health and wellness services.  Concentra's affiliated physician groups employ board-certified physicians, licensed therapists, occupational health specialists, and trained medical technicians to deliver exceptional health care to patients across the country.

Existing patients of NextCare will have increased access to quality and convenient health services through a network of Concentra Urgent Care locations in Atlanta.  For a complete list of locations, visit  

About Concentra

Concentra is a leading health care company focused on improving America's health, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from more than 310 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 260 worksite medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and focusing on their ongoing wellness.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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