U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group acquires five Florida occupational health medical centers
May 1, 2009
VALENCIA, CALIF – U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, a leading operator of occupational health care centers in the nation, today announced the acquisition of five of the six Medero Medical centers in Florida. This acquisition increases the footprint of U.S. HealthWorks to 11 medical centers in the state of Florida and 123 nationwide.

The medical centers located in Orlando, Tampa, and Leesburg are dedicated occupational medicine 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. (The Medero Medical Center in Ocala remains independently owned and was not acquired by U.S. HealthWorks.) Terms of the transaction, completed May 1, 2009, were not disclosed.

“We welcome the fine staff of these centers to our organization,” said Greg Marotta, U.S. HealthWorks Vice President Operations, East Division. “We look forward to serving their existing clients and adding new ones who currently use U.S. HealthWorks services in other parts of the country.”

“We're happy that a national company such as U.S. HealthWorks will be acquiring these practices and providing care to our patients, some of whom we have served for two decades,” said Cookie Dominie, Vice President of Medero Medical. “We are confident that our clients and patients will be in good hands.”

Leonard Okun, M.D., National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks said, “These are strong, established centers, and we are committed to maintaining the same level of quality medical care and customer service at each of them.”

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 123 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.

The contact information for the U.S. HealthWorks medical centers are:

Orlando North (Orange) 4806 North Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL. 32810 Phone: (407) 206-3326

Orlando South (Orange South) 9500 Satellite Blvd. Orlando, FL. 32837
Phone: (407) 859-5656

Tampa East 9325 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 201 Tampa, FL. 33619
Phone: (813) 490-0099

Tampa West 5406 Hoover Blvd. Tampa, FL. 33634 Phone: (813) 490-8231

Leesburg (Lake) 312 South Lake St. Leesburg, FL. 34748 Phone: (352) 314-9300

Other centers acquired by U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group:

Bakersfield, CA Formerly Professions Healthcare Inc. 1800 WestWind Dr. 93301

Carlsbad, CA Formerly American Occupational Medicine 5810 El Camino Real 92008

Carlsbad, CA Formerly Palomar Physical Therapy 5611 Palmer Way Suite A 92008

Escondido, CA Formerly Industrial Family Medical Care 860 West Valley Parkway, Suite 150 92025

Gardena, CA Formerly CenterPointe Medical Group 16630 S. Broadway St. 90248

Gilroy, CA Formerly Pinnacle HealthCare 7793 Wren Avenue 95020

Irwindale, CA Formerly Foothill Medical Group 6520 N. Irwindale Ave. 91702

Long Beach, CA Memorial Maritime Clinic 150 South Pico Avenue 92802

Murrieta, CA Formerly Industrial Family Medical Care 25285 Madison Ave. 92562

Redwood City, CA Formerly Workforce Medical Group 201 Arch Street 94062

Saugus, CA Formerly First Care Occupational Medical Group 22840 Soledad Canyon Road 91350

Valencia, CA Formerly FirstCare Occupational Medical Group 25327 Avenue Stanford 91355

East Windsor, NJ Formerly Medical Emergency Treatment 441 Route 130 08520

Ontario, CA (fold in) Formerly Inland Industrial Medical Group

Turlock, CA (fold in) Formerly Trinity Occupational Health

Dallas, TX (fold in) Formerly OccuCare Medical Center