|SEATTLE – U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, a leading operator of occupational health and urgent care centers in the nation, today announced the acquisition of four of the five HealthForce Occupational Medicine centers in Seattle, WA. This acquisition increases the footprint of U.S. HealthWorks to 17 medical centers in the state of Washington and 128 nationwide.
The medical centers located in Tukwila, Everett, Paine Field, and Seattle are occupational health facilities focused on providing injury and illness diagnosis and treatment, preventive services, pre-placement and post-offer exams and testing, and return-to-work programs. Terms of the transaction, completed December 18, 2009, were not disclosed. (The HealthForce Medical Center in Bellevue and their worksite services division remain independently owned and were not acquired by U.S. HealthWorks.)
Andy Parker, M.D., U.S. HealthWorks Senior Vice President Operations, Northwest Division, said “We are excited by this latest addition to the U.S. HealthWorks family. The Puget Sound market is an important one for us and we believe the acquisition of these highly-regarded medical centers and the addition of their staff enhances our position as the leading operator of occupational health and urgent care centers in Washington.”
Jack Siemering, President & CEO of HealthForce Occupational Medicine, said, “As we focus on bringing health services to employees through our Worksite Division, we are pleased to find a good steward for these important occupational medicine clinics. Our current team of physicians and staff in Seattle, Tukwila, Everett and Paine Field will continue their great work with an experienced leadership team at U.S. HealthWorks, so the patients and employers who patronize these clinics will be in good hands.”
About U. S. HealthWorks Medical Group
Based in Valencia, California, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group was founded in 1995 and is the largest operator of occupational health care centers in the state of California. With 128 centers in 13 states and 2,000 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serves thousands of patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks centers help employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time. They specialize in early return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.