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Concentra growing business to care for newly covered patients employers

11/01/2010

Concentra, a leading provider of occupational health and wellness services, is expanding its national footprint by adding several new employer worksite locations and larger, more accessible Concentra Urgent Care centers. The company also plans to add more urgent care centers to care for an aging U.S. workforce and newly-covered patients as part of the new health care legislation.

With an estimated 32 million Americans set to gain health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many will face a limited supply of primary care physicians. Concentra plans to address the needs of patients and employers, many of whom will provide coverage to employees for the first time, by adding new centers in numerous cities and surrounding communities.

"There is already a shortage of primary care providers available, and the system will become further stressed with the addition of newly covered patients," said Concentra Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood. "Our medical centers are a great resource to make primary care services available to more patients, at times and locations that are most convenient to them."

Concentra is also expanding its worksite health offerings as more employers bring health care services to the workplace. Concentra's comprehensive health and wellness services have become increasingly popular for larger employers to control costs, and improve the health of their workforce. These services can include injury and illness care, a variety of health screenings, care coordination, management of chronic health conditions, nutrition and fitness counseling, and preventive vaccine services.

"By focusing on the underlying issues and behaviors that drive poor health, we can help to stem the tide of rising health care costs, increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and help to improve the health of the nation's workforce," added Greenwood.

Concentra medical centers and worksite clinics offer treatment for various health conditions including broken bones, lacerations and infections, and minor burns, as well as treatment for routine health issues such as colds and flu. Concentra also implements an early-intervention treatment model with its advanced physical therapy services, helping to speed healing and return patients to normal function faster.

Concentra operates more than 300 urgent care centers in the U.S., and is the nation's leader in occupational medicine. The company also operates more than 250 employer worksite clinics, and has plans to bring comprehensive workplace clinics to more employers in the near future. During the past 30 years Concentra has developed a reputation as the country's leading provider of quality, affordable health care services. Today, Concentra continues to present new options in employee health care with innovative solutions and advanced delivery methods, while yielding a cost-savings to employers. For more information about the Concentra's health and wellness solutions, visit www.Concentra.com.