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U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group announces the acquisition of First Care centers in Valencia and Saugus, California
Jan 2, 2009
VALENCIA, CALIF – U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, a leading operator of occupational health care centers in the nation, today announced the acquisition of First Care Occupational Medical Group located at 25327 Avenue Stanford, Suite 105, Valencia, California; and First Care Walk-In Medical Group located at 22840 Soledad Canyon, Saugus, California. This acquisition expands U.S. HealthWorks’s presence in the California market to 64 medical centers, with a total of 118 nationwide.

Both medical centers integrate the full spectrum of occupational medicine, including injury and illness diagnosis and treatment, preventive services, pre-placement and post-offer exams and testing, physical therapy, return-to-work programs and orthopedic services. In addition to providing occupational medicine services, the Saugus medical center offers Urgent Care services and is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Terms of the transaction, completed December 31, were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to have acquired these medical centers in the Santa Clarita community, just minutes away from our corporate headquarters in Valencia,” said Therese Hernandez, Senior Vice President and General Manager of U.S. HealthWorks in California. “We are also pleased to extend after hours care to First Care clients through our Chatsworth and Van Nuys locations, which are open 24/7.”

“We welcome Dr. Barnhart and his professional team to our medical group,” said Leonard Okun, M.D., National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks. “They have developed a strong reputation in the community, and we look forward to continuing their legacy of providing quality medical care and superior customer service.”

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 119 centers in 13 states and 2,400 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve more than 10,000 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.

The telephone number of the U.S. HealthWorks medical center in Valencia is (661) 295-2500. The telephone number of the Saugus medical center is (661) 799-1776.

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