SAN FRANCISCO – February 9, 2016 – GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the fastest growing urgent care companies in the U.S., and Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, announced today a joint-venture to bring a new model of high quality, consumer-focused urgent care centers to the Bay Area. This partnership will provide patients with greater access to convenient care, where and when they need it most.
"Our partnership with GoHealth will provide more options to Bay Area residents for fast and convenient care in a lower cost setting," said Dr. Todd Strumwasser, Sr. Vice President of Operations for the Bay Area "These urgent care centers will be staffed with Dignity Health clinicians so that we can meet consumers where they are and provide the high quality care that we are known to deliver."
As part of the joint venture's first phase, Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care will open 12 urgent care centers in the Bay Area over the next 12-15 months. The centers will combine Dignity Health's clinical excellence and history of compassionate care with GoHealth's award-winning clinic design and track record of best in class patient satisfaction ratings. Dignity Health-GoHealth centers will operate seven days a week with extended evening hours and will welcome walk-in patients. Each center will also be furnished with a basic laboratory and x-ray equipment to streamline diagnosis and treatment of non-emergency medical conditions. Additionally, the seamless integration with Dignity Health's electronic medical record system will be a distinctive feature of the partnership, offering caregivers and patients a unified medical record, ensuring more consistent and informed care.
"Our new urgent care model will provide Bay Area patients with an effortless, technology-enabled experience that is completely integrated into the full continuum of care," said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth. "We look forward to putting our patients' needs first and to developing this market with Dignity Health, a system well known for its innovative and progressive approach to care delivery."
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY15, Dignity Health provided $1.7 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.