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Concentra expands footprint in Rhode Island

12/02/2010

Effective December 1, Concentra acquired Urgent Medical Care of Smithfield, Urgent Medical Care of Cumberland and StatCare, all located in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area. Daniel Halpren-Ruder M.D. served as the Medical Director, and managing shareholder for each of these medical centers.

Through this transaction, Concentra expands its geographic footprint to four centers in Rhode Island, and improves access to quality and convenient medical care for the private-patient and employer community. In addition to these new locations, Concentra welcomes Dr. Halpren-Ruder as its new Area Medical Director for Rhode Island, where he will oversee Concentra’s physicians and medical operations in the area.

“This acquisition supports Concentra’s extensive client base, its long history as the leading provider of occupational medicine to employees, and the growing demand for urgent care health services.” said Keith Newton, president and chief operating officer of Concentra. “Urgent Medical Care and StatCare, as well as Dr. Halpren-Ruder, have long-standing and proven records of service to the community by providing comprehensive medical treatment for their patients a philosophy that parallels that of Concentra and ultimately results in tremendous benefits for patients and clients.”

Dr. Halpren-Ruder founded Urgent Medical Care in the mid-1990s, and previously served as an emergency department physician with Rhode Island Hospital. “Concentra has a long-standing reputation of providing experienced and proven health care services to patients,” said Dr. Halpren-Ruder. “Through this transaction, I am excited to join the Concentra organization and continue the focus of providing patients with quality and trusted medical care, and improving their immediate and long-term health.”

Concentra intends to consolidate its existing operations in Warwick, RI into the StatCare location at 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI. This move offers patients greater accessibility and a larger, more comprehensive facility to receive quality medical care. All four Concentra Urgent Care locations in the area will offer occupational and urgent care medical services, as well as preventive, wellness, health education, and physical therapy services to current and new patients and employers.