U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational health and urgent care centers in the United States, announced today as part of their ongoing expansion plans the acquisition of 14 Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in the Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Orlando areas.
This is the largest acquisition ever by U.S. HealthWorks and more than doubles its number of centers in the state. U.S. HealthWorks had 13 clinics in Florida before the acquisition, and is now the largest operator of occupational health centers in the state, with a total of 27 centers.
“U.S. HealthWorks delivers the highest quality in medical care and customer service so we are very excited by this acquisition which will allow us to serve even more patients,” said Joseph T. Mallas, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. HealthWorks. “The addition of these centers will dramatically increase our footprint in Florida, an important state to our organization. With this expansion, we will be able to better serve the needs of our employer clients, providing additional access to care for their injured workers while helping to control costs related to workers’ comp injuries.”
U.S. HealthWorks has acquired 21 centers year to date as part of their expansion program. With this acquisition, there are now 244 medical and onsite clinics nationwide in 21 states. The newly acquired centers are located at:
• 1750 N. Broadway, Bartow
• 934 Oakfield Drive, Brandon
• 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite 106, St. Petersburg-Carillon
• 5040 U.S. Highway 98 N., Lakeland
• 1400 East Bay Drive, Largo
• 2323 Curlew Road, Suites 2A and 2B, Dunedin
• 2303 N. Airport Road, Plant City
• 2314 North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
• 8010 Sunport Drive, Unit 116, Orlando
• 3745 33rd St. North, Suite A, St. Petersburg
• 1750 North 50th Street, Tampa
• 5406 Hoover Blvd., Suite 21, Tampa
• 4728 North Habana Ave., Suite 102, Tampa
• 10320 N. 56th Street, Suite 110, Temple Terrace
Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers has been part of the southwest and central Florida communities since 1978, and provides quality medical care to more than 25,000 employers and their employees. The centers treat complex occupational health issues and keep employees safe, healthy, and on the job.
“We are honored to become part of U.S. HealthWorks and continue to serve our community with an experienced team of experts and additional resources,” said Dr. Richard F. Johnson, President and Medical Director of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, who will remain as the Area Medical Director after the transaction, ensuring continuity of care and service to Lakeside clients and patients. “Our patients count on us for excellent healthcare, and we know that U.S. HealthWorks will uphold those high standards that we’ve set over the last 38 years. Since the best outcomes for injured workers depend on both getting quality care and continuing to work while recovering, we will continue to practice with these goals in mind.” The team of over 20 providers will stay on with U.S. HealthWorks after the transaction closes.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Source : finance.yahoo.com