Dignity Health Partners with GoHealth Urgent Care to Bring More Accessible and Consumer Focused Urgent Care Centers to the Bay Area

Feb 09, 2016, 09:00 ET from GoHealth Urgent Care from ,Dignity Health

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the fastest growing urgent care companies in the U.S., and Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, announced today a joint-venture to bring a new model of high quality, consumer-focused urgent care centers to the Bay Area. This partnership will provide patients with greater access to convenient care, where and when they need it most.

"Our partnership with GoHealth will provide more options to Bay Area residents for fast and convenient care in a lower cost setting," said Dr. Todd Strumwasser, Sr. Vice President of Operations for the Bay Area "These urgent care centers will be staffed with Dignity Health clinicians so that we can meet consumers where they are and provide the high quality care that we are known to deliver."

As part of the joint venture's first phase, Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care will open 12 urgent care centers in the Bay Area over the next 12-15 months. The centers will combine Dignity Health's clinical excellence and history of compassionate care with GoHealth's award-winning clinic design and track record of best in class patient satisfaction ratings.  Dignity Health-GoHealth centers will operate seven days a week with extended evening hours and will welcome walk-in patients. Each center will also be furnished with a basic laboratory and x-ray equipment to streamline diagnosis and treatment of non-emergency medical conditions. Additionally, the seamless integration with Dignity Health's electronic medical record system will be a distinctive feature of the partnership, offering caregivers and patients a unified medical record, ensuring more consistent and informed care. 

"Our new urgent care model will provide Bay Area patients with an effortless, technology-enabled experience that is completely integrated into the full continuum of care," said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth. "We look forward to putting our patients' needs first and to developing this market with Dignity Health, a system well known for its innovative and progressive approach to care delivery." 

About GoHealth
At GoHealth Urgent Care, we place the needs of our patients first - by providing an effortless patient experience, a welcoming culture of care and seamless integration with market-leading health systems and our communities.  GoHealth operates urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, OR, metropolitan areas, with plans for additional expansion in multiple markets. GoHealth's current partners include health systems that are at the forefront of care delivery innovation, including Northwell Health (f/k/a/ North Shore-LIJ), New York's largest health system, and Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area. GoHealth Urgent Care is a dba of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has approximately $78 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit: www.gohealthuc.com.

About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY14, Dignity Health provided nearly $2 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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