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November 3, 2015

Hospital Corporation of America buys Urgent Care Extra’s Nevada operations

US-based healthcare services provider Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has completed the acquisition of Urgent Care Extra's Nevada operations, which includes 14 urgent care centres in Las Vegas.

US-based healthcare services provider Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has completed the acquisition of Urgent Care Extra’s Nevada operations, which includes 14 urgent care centres in Las Vegas.

The company will integrate the centres into its Sunrise Health System in Las Vegas, which includes four hospitals and four surgery centres.

The centres will be responsible for offering on-site exams, laboratory testing, medical weight loss programmes, occupational health services, sports physicals, vaccinations, workers’ compensation services and x-rays.

In addition, the deal includes six additional urgent care centres that are under development in the market.

HCA chief operating officer Sam Hazen said: "This acquisition adds a strong network of leading urgent care centres to our Las Vegas network and complements our presence in the market.

"This acquisition adds a strong network of leading urgent care centres to our Las Vegas network and complements our presence in the market."

"Additionally, the acquisition builds on HCA’s strategy to improve patient access to our healthcare system in the markets we serve."

In 2014, HCA acquired 24 urgent care centres in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from CareNow.

With the acquisition of Urgent Care Extra’s Nevada operations, HCA has 65 urgent care centres in various markets.

Claimed to be one of the leading providers of healthcare services in the US, HCA operates 168 hospitals and 114 surgery centres in 20 states and the UK.

HCA said caregivers were responsible for more than 20 million patient encounters last year, and 5% of all US hospital services are provided at an HCA affiliate.

In 2013, HCA West Florida acquired three Tampa Bay hospitals Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, and Town & Country Hospital from Tennessee-based IASIS Healthcare.

The 307-bed Palms of Pasadena Hospital is in St Petersburg, while the 183-bed Memorial Hospital of Tampa and 201-bed Town & Country Hospital are in Tampa.

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