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NextCare Urgent Care acquisition of Optum’ Rio Rancho Urgent care clinic

Release Date: 6/1/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2015
 
Contact:
Carly Newlands, Optum
1-505-274-1691, Cell
1-505-262-7936, Office
carly.newlands@abqhp.com 
 
NextCare Urgent Care acquisition of Optum’ Rio Rancho Urgent care clinic
Ensuring urgent care services to the Rio Rancho community 
 
Rio Rancho, N.M. –NextCare Urgent Care recently announced their acquisition of Optum Rio Rancho urgent care clinic. Effective today, NextCare Urgent Care will be fully managing and operating  the Rio Rancho urgent care clinic located at 1721 Rio Rancho Blvd., SE. 
 
NextCare Urgent Care is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients experience  the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare has three other locations in the Albuquerque area.
 
“We are very excited to expand in the Rio Rancho community and offer patients high quality urgent care services,” stated Jeff Gerlach, Senior Vice President with NextCare. “This is a great opportunity for  us as we continue to grow throughout the state.”
 
Optum, a physician led medical group with 17 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, will continue to operate one urgent care clinic at the Journal Center location at 5150 Journal Center  Blvd., NE.  
 
Optum Rio Rancho family practice and pediatrics clinics, along with radiology services, will not be affected by any of these changes.
 
“We have a great relationship with NextCare and are always proud to partner with them to provide our patients with convenient, high quality, cost effective care,” stated Dr. Lance Wilson, Senior Medical Director  of Optum. “Too many individuals are seen at an emergency room when they could be seen at an urgent care clinic with lower out of pocket costs and shorter wait times. For this reason, we will continue to improve our efforts around advanced urgent  care services at our one location.”
 
About Optum
Optum is a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by nearly 40 medical and surgical specialties and 17 locations throughout  Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners Inc., a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit www.abqhp.com or call 1-505-262-7000. Additionally, follow us on Twitter (@abqhp)  and like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/abqhp).
 
About NextCare Urgent Care
NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients  experience the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare Holdings operates 112 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. For more information, please  visit www.NextCare.com or call 888-381-4858. For the latest news, follow NextCare on Twitter (@NextCare) and Facebook.
 
  
 
Carly Newlands
Manager, Communications
Optum
5400 Gibson Blvd., S.E. 
Albuquerque, NM  87108
Carly.Newlands@abqhp.com
(Office) 505.262.7936
(Mobile) 505.274.1691
(Fax) 505.232.1326

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