• Smile Brands Scoops Up Dentistry of Sarasota

    On December 2, Smile Brands, one of the largest providers of dental support services in the United States, announced its new partnership with Dentistry of Sarasota. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smile Brands provides business support services to general and multi-specialty dental groups since its founding in 1998. The company... Read More »
  • Ingenovis Health to Acquire HealthCare Support

    Ingenovis Health, Inc., one of the fastest-growing providers of healthcare staffing, announced on November 29 that it has agreed to acquire HealthCare Support, a national healthcare staffing platform providing a full range of customized hiring solutions across the country. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the... Read More »
  • Edifecs to Acquire Health Fidelity

    On November 22, Edifecs, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Health Fidelity, a leading provider of risk adjustment solutions for the value-based care era. The acquisition is expected to close in mid-December of this year, pending regulatory approval. Founded in 1996, Edifecs is a premier technology company in the... Read More »
  • Israeli Startup TailorMed Acquires Vivor

    On November 29, TailorMed, a leading financial navigation platform that helps healthcare organizations and patients remove financial barriers to care, announced that it has acquired Vivor, a financial assistance technology platform for healthcare providers and life sciences. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TailorMed is... Read More »
  • HomeCentris Healthcare Acquires Grace Home Healthcare

    On November 26, HomeCentris Healthcare, LLC announced that it had acquired Grace Home Healthcare, LLC. The deal was closed in October for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, HomeCentris Healthcare, LLC is an independent home and community-based care organization. It was founded in 2000 and provides its services to... Read More »
Tenet Healthcare Sells Urgent Care Business

Tenet Healthcare Sells Urgent Care Business

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC)  is having a busy holiday season. Early in December, the Texas-based health system purchased a portfolio of 45 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from SurgCenter Development for $1.1 billion. Now, Tenet Healthcare is unloading a bulk of its urgent care platform in a deal valued at $80 million in order to focus on its ASC business. FastMed Urgent Care, backed by ABRY Partners and BlueMountain Capital Management, is buying Tenet’s platform, which is operated under the CareSpot and MedPost brands and managed by Tenet’s United Surgical Partners International subsidiary. The platform has 87 centers in Arizona and Texas. Tenet... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Buys Network of Urgent Care Centers in Texas

HCA Healthcare Buys Network of Urgent Care Centers in Texas

HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) announced last week it purchased 24 MedSpring urgent care centers in Texas from Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS). MedSpring centers offer treatment for a wide range of common injuries and illnesses. The 24 clinics are dispersed throughout major cities like Austin, Dallas and Houston. Fresenius acquired MedSpring Urgent Care Centers in 2014 for an undisclosed price. At the time, the company operated 14 centers, so this most recent deal shows significant growth in the target company. HCA Healthcare now operates a total of 160 centers across the country. The MedSpring centers will be rebranded to CareNow Urgent Care and operated by HCA. This deal comes on the... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Buys Network of Urgent Care Centers in Texas

Warburg Pincus Creates Mega-Care Model in NYC Metro Area

It takes a big platform to combine a prominent urgent care company with a major multi-specialty practice. Warburg Pincus is now providing that platform. On June 21, the private equity firm announced its urgent care company, New York City-based CityMD, will merge with Summit Medical Group, a physician-owned multispecialty medical practice anchored in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. The combined organization aims to deliver high-quality medical care, which is the stated goal of every decent healthcare provider. The key component is convenience, delivered via its network of physicians and care locations from New Jersey to Long Island, New York. CityMD was founded in 2010 by Dr. Richard Park and... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Buys Network of Urgent Care Centers in Texas

FastMed Plus NextCare Equals Urgent Care Giant

Consolidation continues in the urgent care services sector, as consumers and healthcare provider organizations look for lower-cost services outside hospital walls. One of the largest deals in this area in 2018 is FastMed Urgent Care’s acquisition of NextCare Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Alcentra Capital Corp. since 2016. FastMed, the business name for Urgent Care Holdings of America, LLC, is backed by Abry Partners and BlueMountain Capital Management. The company owns and operates 110 clinics in Arizona, North Carolina and Texas. NextCare operates 141  facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. The... Read More »
ZT Corporate Scoops up Six Freestanding Emergency Centers

ZT Corporate Scoops up Six Freestanding Emergency Centers

ZT Corporate, a Houston-based private equity firm formerly known as ZT Wealth, won its stalking-horse bid to acquire six freestanding emergency centers in the Houston area, operating under the Neighbors Emergency Center brand. Founded in 1997, the firm owns and manages Altus Health, whose operations include a surgical hospital, cancer centers and three freestanding emergency centers, all in Texas. Neighbors was founded in Pearland, Texas in 2008 and opened its first center in 2009. At its peak, the company operated 33 centers across three states. However, increased competition, too much corporate overhead and “less favorable insurance payor conditions” led to financial... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Buys Network of Urgent Care Centers in Texas

Tower Health Adds Urgent Care and ASC Deals

Tower Health, a six-hospital system across southeastern Pennsylvania, is growing its network rather aggressively lately. On October 2, it announced the acquisition of Premier Urgent Care, which runs 19 urgent care centers in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A week earlier, it reported a new joint venture with United Surgical Partners International (USPI), part of Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC). Tower Health is the new name for the former Reading Health System, based in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Until May 2017, the system consisted of Reading Hospital, which housed a cancer institute, a cardiac center, a rehabilitation hospital and a physician network of more than 1,000 physicians. On May 30 of... Read More »