"GoHealth's vision is to transform the way people access the healthcare system through an effortless experience, a culture of care, and seamless integration with Legacy Health," says Si France, MD, CEO and Founder of GoHealth.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Legacy Health, Oregon’s only locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization, announces a joint venture partnership with GoHealth Urgent Care, a national urgent care company, to launch a chain of urgent care centers in the Portland market. The partnership will start with GoHealth’s 5 existing facilities, currently operating under the Northwest Urgent Care brand, and add multiple new centers across the metro area in 2015 and beyond. The facilities will be branded as Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care. The first locations are now open in Gresham, Fairview, Oregon City, Progress Ridge, and Cedar Mill, with new locations planned to open mid-2015.
The Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care partnership will provide greater access to high-quality medical care and provide a valuable alternative to traditional hospital emergency room visits. The co-branded GoHealth centers, backed by the strength of Legacy Health’s network, will deliver an innovative healthcare experience combining the best of hospitality, design, and seamless technology together in one urgent care destination. "GoHealth's vision is to transform the way people access the healthcare system through an effortless experience, a culture of care, and seamless integration with Legacy Health," says Si France, MD, CEO and Founder of GoHealth.
The centers will complement Legacy Health’s existing medical services with a convenient, community-based healthcare model. “Working with GoHealth Urgent Care allows us to extend our clinical quality to more locations and deliver on our promise of good health for our patients and our communities,” says George J. Brown, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Health. GoHealth is where people can access community-based medical care with service that is connected to Legacy Health’s quality continuum of care.
Each Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care center includes onsite X-rays and laboratory services and will be staffed by Legacy-backed physicians and healthcare providers who administer care consistent with Legacy Health’s high clinical standards. “Our aim is to provide additional access for everyday, immediate healthcare needs with service and connection to the entire Legacy network,” says Gregory Carroll, MD, President and Medical Director of GoHealth.
The existing Northwest Urgent Care centers will be formally rebranded as Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care in February with new exterior signing, updated interiors and website, and continued enhancements such as integration of electronic medical records with the Legacy system.
For those in need of immediate care, Legacy-GoHealth centers are open seven days per week, with extended evening hours, and online and walk-in appointments. In addition to urgent care, Legacy-GoHealth provides on-site imaging, laboratory services, sports physicals, and care for a variety of injuries (including fractures, abscesses, and lacerations).
GoHealth accepts most health insurance, including commercial insurance and workers’ compensation. GoHealth has also arranged affordable self-pay rates for those without health insurance to ensure that all people are able to receive the highest level of medical care.
About Legacy Health
Legacy Health, Oregon’s only locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization, includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, Legacy Research, Legacy Medical Group and CareMark/Managed HealthCare Northwest PPO. For more information, visit http://www.legacyhealth.org.
About GoHealth Urgent Care
GoHealth is revolutionizing access to the continuum of healthcare with a model for urgent care delivery that emphasizes an effortless patient experience, a culture of care, and seamless integration with world-class health system partners. GoHealth, formerly Northwest Urgent Care, has 5 locations in Portland and 5 locations in New York, with plans to expand into multiple additional US markets in 2015. GoHealth is a subsidiary of Access Clinical Partners, LLC. ACP is a TPG portfolio company and was founded by Si France (CEO), Norm Payson (former CEO of Oxford Health Plans), Bill Sullivan (former President of Oxford Health Plans and Chairman of Magnacare), Bob Margolis (Founder and Co-Chairman of DaVita HealthCare Partners), and Mike Zubkoff (Chair, Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth). For more information, visit http://www.gohealthuc.com.
Brian S. Terrett, Legacy Health, (503) 415-5775
Christine Hildebrand, GoHealth Urgent Care, (415) 271-0563