Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) January 27, 2008
With the opening of its third Denver area clinic, AfterOurs Urgent Care expects to save the Denver community over $500,000 dollars a month in unnecessary emergency room (ER) costs. These clinics will allow stressed Denver area ER's to deal with more critical illnesses; the main reason they exist.
By leasing clinic space from successful daytime physician practices for use nights, weekends, and holidays, AfterOurs reduces their capital investment by 70 to 80 percent vs. typical urgent care centers, allowing them to staff their centers much later than other urgent care centers, as well as pass along huge cost savings to their customers and insurance providers. An electronic medical records system, and a virtually paperless office environment make the sharing of space possible.
"Many systems continue to invest in ER infrastructure, but much of the solution for ER overcrowding is tied to people choosing the appropriate place of service. Our health system partners see that creating appropriate system access points to improve the overall patient experience, while not competing with their community physicians, will produce a competitive advantage", said Christopher Rehm, AfterOurs' Executive Director.
Though AfterOurs is largely affiliated with HealthONE, Denver's largest health system, they do not plan on stopping in Denver. The upstart company has completed a joint venture with Omaha's largest health system, Alegent Health of Omaha, with 3 to 5 clinics planned. The first Alegant Health AfterOurs Urgent Care clinic will open in Spring of this year. St. David's Healthcare of Austin has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for development options that could support a number of clinics in the Austin area. AfterOurs expects to be in up to twenty markets with up to 100 clinics before all is said and done.
About AfterOurs Urgent Care
AfterOurs Urgent Care is dedicated to providing high quality, low cost, and efficient healthcare services when physician offices are closed. Formed in 2005, AfterOurs operates clinics in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and Thornton. Visit http://www.UrgentCare1AM.com for more information.
AfterOurs Urgent Care Sentinel Events
Denver, CO 12/07: HealthONE AfterOurs opens first Downtown Denver clinic
Denver, CO 11/07: HealthONE, Denver's Largest Health System, and AfterOurs Urgent Care execute affiliation and lease agreements
Denver, CO 11/07: John Slack, M.D., Former Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, joins AfterOurs Inc. advisory board
Omaha, NE 11/07: Alegent Health AfterOurs announce first clinic in West Omaha
Austin, TX 10/07: St David's HealthCare (Austin's Largest Heatlth System) and AfterOurs enter a Memorandum of Understanding to form St. David's AfterOurs clinics
Denver, CO 10/07: Kevin Smith, Former CEO of Gambro Health Care, US, joins AfterOurs Urgent Care Board of Directors
Denver, CO 5/07: Christopher Rehm, founder of Denver's Pinnacle Physician Resource Group and Pinnacle Medical Billing, accepts Executive Directorship of AfterOurs
Omaha, NE 5/07: Alegent Health, Nebraska's largest health system, announces joint venture with AfterOurs, Inc.
Denver, CO 4/07: Terry Peltes, former Certus Corp CEO, joins AfterOurs Inc. Advisory Board of Directors
Denver, CO 11/06: Mark Siemer, former Medical Director of Concentra Healthcare, joins AfterOurs Inc. as Medical Director
Denver, CO 11/06: Chris Roederer, VP of Human Resources for Tampa General Hospital, joins AfterOurs Inc. Board of Directors
For more information about these and other AfterOurs Urgent Care events please contact Jennifer Rehm, Marketing Director, at (720) 339-5225.