Two large healthcare organizations announced the proposed merger of their respective urgent care operations. Select Medical's Concentra and Dignity Health's U.S. Healthworks will come together to "strengthen the delivery of clinical care, standardize best practices and improve service for employers and employees." according to Dignity Chief Financial Officer Daniel Morissette.
Dignity's subsidiary, U.S. HealthWorks, operates 250 occupational healthcare centers in 21 states whereas Concentra has 315 occupational health centers in 38 states.
This transaction will build upon an early 2017 joint venture between Select Medical and Dignity. The two giants will build and manage a Las Vegas area acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital due to open in 2019. The joint operation also is expected to include 12 jointly run outpatient rehabilitation clinics. >>Read more