HCA Acquires Coppell-based CareNow

Tennessee-based for-profit healthcare system HCA snapped up Coppell’s CareNow company this week, adding two dozen Dallas-area urgent care clinics to its portfolio.

Financial terms were not disclosed. HCA is the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator. In North Texas, it counts Medical City Hospital and Denton Regional Medical Center among its 11 properties. Total, HCA has 165 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states.

CareNow, founded in 1993, is one of the state’s largest providers of urgent care, family practice, and occupational health services.

“CareNow has a strong brand and will add an exceptional network of urgent care centers and 130 physicians that complement our hospital, emergency and outpatient services in Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Sam Hazen, President of Operations for HCA, in a release. “This transaction represents two trusted providers coming together to deliver a broader and more integrated level of quality health care services.”

Hazen told The Dallas Morning News that 20 of the 24 CareNow facilities are within 5 miles of an HCA location. The company hopes to apply the model in other markets.

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