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MedStar Health Acquires Urgent Care Provider, Expands Services

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   December 01, 2020

The health system, which serves Maryland and Washington D.C., will double its urgent care services through the acquisition of Righttime Medical Care.

MedStar Health has acquired urgent care provider Righttime Medical Care, the health system announced Tuesday.

The nonprofit health system operates 10 hospitals and MedStar Health Urgent Care, which serves patients through 14 urgent care centers across Maryland and Washington D.C.

The acquisition will bring an additional 19 urgent care centers to the network, which will operate under the MedStar Urgent Care brand.

"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our urgent care clinics and their providers have played an integral role in serving the needs of patients who have sought testing and treatment for the virus," Elizabeth Delasobera, MD, medical director, MedStar Health Urgent Care, director of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the D.C. Region, said in the press release. "The addition of 19 urgent care locations will help thousands more patients across the state of Maryland connect with coordinated treatment and follow-up care with MedStar Health specialists."

The clinics will include HeadFirst which serves sports injury and concussion care. The acquisition will also add "approximately 300 associates" to the network.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for both our patients and our employees to be a part of the MedStar Health network, which has an exceptional reputation in our community," Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D, CEO of Righttime, added in the press release. "We look forward to joining the experienced MedStar Health team and building on our mission to expand and simplify access to trusted medical care for people of all ages in our region."

Over the next year, MedStar Health and Righttime Medical Care will fully integrate their patients, associates, and providers.

This isn't the first partnership MedStar has announced this year. In September, the health system announced a collaborative partnership with Maryland's CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to offer value-based care to the communities it serves.

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Melanie Blackman is the strategy editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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