This is an exciting time for us and CBRE in that we are offering the Urban Tower tenants' employees, along with other surrounding businesses, easy access to primary care. Our clinics are specifically designed to lower employers' health care costs and increase productivity while improving the health of employees.
Irving, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2008
Urban Towers Primary Care (division of Free First Healthcare Clinics) and CB Richard Ellis announce the opening of a primary care clinic at 222 West Las Colinas Boulevard in the Urban Towers buildings. Owned by CB Richard Ellis Investors - Strategic Partners (CBRI) - Fund IV, the Urban Towers Primary Care clinic offers all tenants' employees and their dependents affordable primary care services provided on-site by a licensed physician.
Brian Kersh, Vice President of Free First Healthcare Clinics and Urban Towers Primary Care -- both subsidiaries of The Parker Group -- stated, "This is an exciting time for us and CBRE in that we are offering the Urban Tower tenants' employees, along with other surrounding businesses, easy access to primary care. Our clinics are specifically designed to lower employers' health care costs and increase productivity while improving the health of employees."
Health professionals on staff at the clinic are available during business hours to answer questions and assist with common illnesses and procedures. The clinic provides convenient medical care and disease prevention services with less wait time than a traditional setting, allowing employees to spend less time away from work. Services provided in the clinic include routine doctor visits, acute injury care, routine office procedures, preventive wellness assessment programs, standard GYN visits and much more.
"Urban Towers Primary Care and The Parker Group are committed to delivering real and innovative solutions that actually control employer health care costs," said Ted Parker, Chairman and CEO of The Parker Group.
"We continue to enhance the services that are available in our managed locations across the Metroplex," stated Bill Lokey, First Vice President of CB Richard Ellis' Asset Services division. "Adding primary care services to the Las Colinas location is a great example of how we are helping to improve the welfare of our tenants and their employees. We believe this program will be a great success and will continue to look for improvements like these in all of our buildings."
About Free First Healthcare Clinics (FFHC)
Free First Healthcare Clinics, a division of The Parker Group, is a provider of on-site primary care clinics. FFHC offers solutions to controlling and reducing rising health care costs by delivering all clinic-based services and supplies at costs significantly less than a majority of current health plans. These deliverables include, but are not limited to physician visits, lab work, injections, workers' compensation, diabetic supplies, health risk assessments and more. Individuals accessing primary care and maintaining their health through behavioral and medication management and compliance reduces high claims for pre-disease states and catastrophic costs. FFHC offers partnership opportunities to large building owners and to employers who want to sponsor a clinic to meet the specific needs of their member population. The FFHC solution delivers meaningful results by eliminating or reducing medical trend increases for its clients. To learn more about Free First Healthcare Clinics, visit http://www.freefirst.com.
About CB Richard Ellis Investors
CB Richard Ellis Investors is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $38 billion in assets under management* as of December 31, 2007. The firm sponsors investment programs across the risk/return spectrum for investors worldwide, and during 2007 made $11.7 billion of acquisitions in North America, Europe and Asia and completed $4.8 billion in dispositions.
CB Richard Ellis Investors is an independently operated affiliate of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), and harnesses the research, investment sourcing and other resources of the world's premier, full-service real estate services company for the benefit of its investors. CB Richard Ellis has over 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information about CB Richard Ellis Investors, please visit http://www.cbreinvestors.com.
*Including assets under management by global affiliates that do not offer investment management services in the United States or to U.S. clients
About The Parker Group
The Parker Group, Inc., headquartered in Irving, Texas, was founded in 1983 and is led by Ted Parker, Chairman and CEO. The Parker Group brings value-driven health care to a nationwide client base and is comprised of distinct but synergistically linked business units within the health care marketplace. Companies include American Administrative Group, one of the largest employee benefit third party administrators; AmeriScript, full-service prescription benefit manager; CareVu, information technology provider; Free First Healthcare Clinics, on-site health care clinics; HealthSmart Preferred Care, leading independent PPO in Texas; Interplan Health Group, nationally recognized PPO; and Q-elements, URAC accredited, full-service care management company. To learn more about The Parker Group, visit http://www.theparkergroup.com.