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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CityMD Adds 2 Urgent Care Companies

CityMD, the New York City-based urgent care chain, is beginning to tap the services of its partner, Warburg Pincus LLC. On February 13, the company announced its acquisition of STAT Health, a portfolio company of Spaons Barber Jesse & Co., and FirstMed Immediate Medical Care, for an undisclosed price. CityMD was acquired by Warburg Pincus […]

Urgent Care Centers May Benefit from ACA Repeal

Last week, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) released its annual Benchmarking Report. In it was the finding that the number of urgent care centers increased 10% in 2016, to 7,357 centers. Looking through our database, it’s obvious that the majority of that year-over-year growth in urgent care centers was de novo, not from […]