Atlantic Health System, MedExpress partner in 11 New Jersey Urgent Care Centers

Thursday, June 28, 2018 General News
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Collaboration will improve care access and coordination

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery

system, and MedExpress, a neighborhood health care provider, are collaborating to coordinate care between MedExpress' 11 neighborhood medical centers in northern New Jersey and Atlantic Health System's extensive clinically integrated network of physicians, hospitals and other care sites.

The jointly owned centers will enable MedExpress' urgent care patients to seek care at an Atlantic Health System facility if additional or more advanced care is needed.  In turn, MedExpress locations can serve as an extension of the services available within Atlantic Health System, as MedExpress neighborhood medical centers offer a broad scope of walk-in urgent care, employer health services, and basic wellness and prevention services.

This new relationship aims to serve the best interests of patients and the community, and affirms Atlantic Health System's and MedExpress' shared commitment to community-based, patient-centered care.  As part of Atlantic Health System's mission to deliver high-quality, innovative and personalized health care, this partnership is another example of how the system is taking care beyond the walls of its hospitals and into the community. The collaboration also aligns with MedExpress' mission to enhance quality, increase patient access and convenience, lower costs and create exceptional patient experiences.    

"We are very pleased to partner with MedExpress to provide high-quality care and increased access for all of those who depend on us in the local communities we serve," said Amy Perry, SVP, Integrated Care Delivery, CEO Hospital Division, Atlantic Health System.  "The Atlantic Health System and MedExpress Urgent Care Centers provide an important addition to our continuum of care."

"We are collaborating with Atlantic Health System hospitals and physicians to better serve the community while increasing value for our patients and honoring patient choice," said Gary Derk, vice president, MedExpress. "Our partnership with Atlantic Health System will help ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care at the right setting at the right time.  Our centers offer walk-in treatment seven days a week, 12 hours a day, for everyday illness and injury as well as more advanced services including X-rays, IVs, labs, minor surgery, stitches and treatment for broken bones, sprains and strains."

About Atlantic Health SystemAtlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of over 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

It also includes Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network representing 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes more than 900 physicians and providers within the Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health. Atlantic Health System is a founding member of AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of five leading health care organizations from the New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania region.

About MedExpressMedExpress, in partnership with Optum, is a neighborhood medical center committed to delivering high-quality, convenient, and affordable walk-in care. We offer urgent care, employer health services, and basic wellness and prevention services to help ensure families and employers have access to patient-centric care when they need it. Each of our nearly 6,000 health care and customer service professionals focus on transforming health care delivery – one patient at a time. For career opportunities or to learn more, visit medexpress.com or connect with MedExpress on Facebook and Twitter @MedExpress and @LifeatME.

Urgent Care MSO, LLC ("MSO") is a management services company which provides management services on behalf of Private Office Practices operating urgent and walk-in care centers under the name "MedExpress." The Private Office Practice has complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. MSO shall, in no way, determine or set the methods, standards, or conduct of the practice of medicine or healthcare provided at, by, or through any Private Office Practice, or by any of its professionals. MSO provides consultation services and offers recommendations through its Chief Medical Officer for the Private Office Practice to consider, reject, revise and/or adopt as it deems fit.

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SOURCE Atlantic Health System



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