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Unity Health System and Rochester Immediate Care Announce Partnership

Unity Health System and Rochester Immediate Care will partner to provide superior quality urgent care services to the Rochester community. Together they will develop new and more innovative ways to increase access and control the cost of health care.
 
Unity and Rochester Immediate Care will extend their access and capabilities to provide a more clinically integrated solution for patients who require episodic care.
 
“In this new era of health care delivery, collaborations such as this one play a critical role in reducing the rate of rise of health care costs. Through this historic agreement we will deliver greater value for patients with a laser focus on quality, safety and patient satisfaction,” said Gregory Daniel, M.D., founder and CEO of Rochester Immediate Care and President of Exigence of TeamHealth.
 
Unity Health System offers comprehensive health care with over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. One goal of the urgent care partnership is to reduce overcrowding and inappropriate use of Emergency Department resources. This goal is in alignment with our commitment to the Finger Lakes Health System Agency’s goals to reduce low-acuity Emergency Department visits outlined in the 2020 Performance Commission Report.
  
“We are pleased to offer a high quality urgent care option to our patients,” said Wendy Wilts, Senior Vice President of Clinical Service Lines for Unity Health System. “This partnership is a winning combination and assists Unity in continuing our journey toward more accountable care. Our choice to invest in an existing urgent care operation – versus building our own – reflects Unity’s commitment to being fiscally responsible while utilizing quality community resources.”
 
About Unity Health System
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults, which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity – an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe.   Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.
 
About Rochester Immediate Care
Rochester Immediate Care has two locations, 2745 West Ridge Road in Greece and 1065 Ridge Road in Webster. Plans are underway to open a third center in the Rochester area in 2013. The centers are open 365 days a year. Rochester Immediate Care employs approximately 60 full- and part-time health care professionals.
 
At its state-of-the-art centers, Rochester Immediate Care provides access to cost-effective healthcare when a patient’s illness or injury is beyond the scope or availability of the typical primary care practice or retail clinic. Rochester Immediate Care centers offer digital x-ray, CLIA certified laboratory capabilities, an advanced urgent care medication formulary and integrated information technology systems enabling connectivity at all points across the continuum of care. Over 35,000 patients choose Rochester Immediate Care each year, with most patients treated in about an hour. 
 
In February 2012, Rochester Immediate Care joined the highly select ranks of urgent care centers nationwide that have received accreditation from The Joint Commission and are proud to display its Gold Seal of Approval™. This accreditation conveys Rochester Immediate Care’s commitment to quality and patient safety, setting it apart from all other competitors and making it the provider of choice for episodic care.
 
Rochester Immediate Care was founded by The Exigence Group of Amherst, NY, which was acquired by TeamHealth in May 2012. TeamHealth is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions in the United States. In addition to Rochester Immediate Care, Exigence of TeamHealth manages five Immediate Care centers in the Buffalo area and one in Austin, Texas.
 
For more information, visit www.rochesterimmediatecare.com.

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