Eight MedSpring emergency care centers in North Texas will become Medical City Healthcare CareNow centers later this year.
The change comes after Medical City’s parent company, HCA Healthcare, purchased 24 Texas-based emergency care centers operated by Massachusetts-based Fresenius Medical Care North America.
The other facilities are located in Austin and Houston. With these additions, HCA Healthcare will operate 160 emergency care centers across the country.
“We are proud to give North Texans more reasons to choose Medical City Healthcare as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence,” Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare, said in a statement.
Medical City is the largest healthcare provider in the North Texas region, with 14 hospitals, eight stand-alone emergency rooms, and 37 emergency care centers in the region. Between its CareNow locations and pediatric emergency care centers, it had 770,000 emergency care patient visits last year.
Fresenius Medical Care specializes in kidney care products and services. It locally operates dialysis clinics and other health services that were not affected by the acquisition. The company still has MedSpring and ChoiceOne sites in other states.
Wayne Martin, chief financial officer of Medical City Healthcare, said the acquisition strengthens access to quality, affordable healthcare in the North Texas community. He declined to disclose the terms of the acquisition.
“We try to provide health care when and where the patient needs it,” Martin said.
The renamed North Texas MedSpring locations are in Irving, Fort Worth, Keller, Richardson and Dallas. Martin said the company plans to keep all employees at the centers.
Emergency care centers are designed to bridge the gap between primary care and emergency rooms, providing non-urgent care to patients with immediate needs.
Martin said Medical City has spent more than $ 1.7 billion over the past four years to expand in North Texas.
This year, Medical City opened a $ 60 million women’s hospital in Arlington and launched a $ 53 million doctor’s office project. In Frisco, he inaugurated a medical practice and a surgical center. She recently expanded her emergency department in Las Colinas and opened a new emergency department in Fort Worth. In the fall, Medical City Dallas is expected to open new heart and spine hospitals.
“This acquisition continues to build on the access points we have developed over the past few years,” said Martin. “We have experienced phenomenal growth and we continue to grow.
Fresenius North America referred his comments to HCA. In February, Fresenius acquired and merged with NxStage, which manufactures home dialysis machines, for $ 2 billion.