June 02, 2022
Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia Health System, through its parent company HCA Healthcare, announced the purchase of 12 BetterMed Urgent Care centers located throughout the Greater Richmond area, Fredericksburg, VA, and Charlotte, NC. HCA Virginia Health System will operate 10 of the Virginia BetterMed urgent care centers, which will join their three CareNow Urgent Care centers in Northern Virginia.
“For almost 10 years, BetterMed Urgent Care has served their communities with compassionate, high quality, efficient care,” said Tim McManus, HCA Healthcare Capital Division president. “The addition of these urgent care centers to our HCA Virginia Health System family will complement our already robust network and help us provide more access for our patients to receive care that is close to home.”
The addition of these urgent care centers will expand HCA Healthcare’s network of urgent care centers to over 240 nationwide with 13 in Virginia, including three CareNow urgent care centers currently operating in Northern Virginia.
About HCA Virginia Health System
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System currently operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, three urgent care centers, and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private, tax-paying hospital system is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually. HCA Virginia hospitals include Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski , Reston Hospital Center, StoneSprings Hospital Center and Dominion Hospital. Learn more here or at one of the individual hospital links above, or follow each hospital on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 182 hospitals and approximately 2,300 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.
About BetterMed Urgent Care
BetterMed Urgent Care is a privately-owned, multi-site health care operator that provides immediate care for illnesses, injuries and other conditions, as well as COVID-19 testing. Based in Richmond, Virginia, it was founded in 2012 by five emergency room physicians with a vision of delivering uncompromising and better patient experiences. From the outset, BetterMed has taken a patient-centric approach in delivering improved patient outcomes, affordable and efficient care and emotional experiences that exceed patient expectations. The company offers a range of urgent care services, including x-rays and onsite laboratories, that are typically delivered in 45 minutes or less. BetterMed offers its services in modern locations that provide a spa-like ambience. BetterMed operates 10 locations in Richmond and Central Virginia and 2 locations in Charlotte, North Carolina. Among BetterMed Urgent Care’s 200+ employees are many emergency room-trained providers and clinical teammates. Visit us at www.Bettermedcare.com.