Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in Florida are now U.S. HealthWorks
Aug 9, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational health and urgent care centers in the United States, announced today as part of their ongoing expansion plans, the acquisition of 14 Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in the Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Orlando areas.

This is the largest acquisition ever by U.S. HealthWorks and more than doubles its number of centers in the state. U.S. HealthWorks had 13 clinics in Florida before the acquisition, and is now the largest operator of occupational health centers in the state, with a total of 27 centers.

“U.S. HealthWorks delivers the highest quality in medical care and customer service so we are very excited by this acquisition which will allow us to serve even more patients” said Joseph T. Mallas, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. HealthWorks. “The addition of these centers will dramatically increase our footprint in Florida, an important state to our organization. With this expansion, we will be able to better serve the needs of our employer clients, providing additional access to care for their injured workers while helping to control costs related to workers’ comp injuries.”

U.S. HealthWorks has acquired 21 centers year to date as part of their expansion program. With this acquisition, there are now 244 medical and onsite clinics nationwide in 21 states. The newly acquired centers are located at:

Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers have been part of the southwest and central Florida communities since 1978, and provides quality medical care to more than 25,000 employers and their employees. The centers treat complex occupational health issues and keep employees safe, healthy, and on the job.

“We are honored to become part of U.S. HealthWorks and continue to serve our community with an experienced team of experts and additional resources,” said Dr. Richard F. Johnson, President and Medical Director of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, who will remain as the Area Medical Director post the transaction, ensuring continuity of care and service to Lakeside clients and patients. “Our patients count on us for excellent healthcare, and we know that U.S. HealthWorks will uphold those high standards that we’ve set over the last 38 years. Since the best outcomes for injured workers depend on both getting quality care and continuing to work while recovering, we will continue to practice with these goals in mind.” The team of over 20 providers will stay on with U.S. HealthWorks after the transaction closes.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About U.S. HealthWorks

U.S. Healthworks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 244 medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000 people, including approximately 800 medical providers. Our centers collectively serve more than 13,000 patients each day, providing quality medical care to help employees return to work and allow employers to effectively manage claims and reduce lost work time. U.S. HealthWorks also offers special early return-to-work, injury prevention, and ergonomics programs.