Menorah Urgent Care Changes Name to CareSpot
Remains Affiliated with HCA Midwest Health System
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The first CareSpot location in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System–Kansas City’s largest healthcare network–opened on April 1, 2013, at 7935 W. 151(st )Street, Overland Park, Kansas. This location previously operated under the name Menorah Urgent Care and transitioned seamlessly to the new CareSpot brand on April 1, 2013 with no lapse in operations. Menorah Urgent Care has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare for the Johnson County community since its opening in February 2011. As CareSpot, this urgent care center located at 151st St. and U.S. 69 Highway will expand its convenience and relevance to residents seeking same-day care for non-emergency situations.
In addition to the variety of services currently offered at Menorah Urgent Care, patients will benefit from the convenience of new online and mobile scheduling tools. At CareSpot.com, customers can see wait times, save a spot in line from home, or book a time for a future appointment from their computers or smartphones.
Further growth plans are underway for at least four other centers to be opened by the end of 2013. As additional locations are identified, this joint venture will become a leading urgent care provider in the Greater Kansas City area.
Clinicians employed by CareSpot Professional Services, which is managed by the joint venture, will offer healthcare services at the urgent care centers to treat non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms. This arrangement offers patients the staffing benefits and expertise of a proven network of urgent care centers combined with the option to access the broader resources of a large hospital and physician system if a higher level of care is required. All centers will operate as CareSpot in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System. CareSpot will manage daily business operations.
CareSpot is the largest urgent care provider in Florida
With nearly 500,000 patient visits each year, CareSpot operates 34 urgent care centers in Florida, Texas, and Kansas. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, the urgent care company currently employs more than 500 people and plans to double in size over the next 18 months.
About HCA Midwest Health System
HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare network, consisting of 10 hospitals, 78 physician practices, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area’s largest private section employer with more than 9,000 employees including 346 physicians, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Allen County Hospital and Cass Regional Medical Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 146 primary care providers and 193 specialists with 81 physician practices providing care in 150 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.
CareSpot centers offer a wide range of healthcare services such as urgent care, wellness testing and occupational health services. CareSpot operates 30 urgent care centers in Florida and is the largest urgent care provider in the state. The centers feature multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing and X-ray capabilities. Online and mobile scheduling tools at CareSpot.com allow patients to find a location, compare center wait times, book appointments and even save a spot in line.
CareSpot operates a total of 34 centers in Florida, Texas, and Kansas — that includes the new center at Overland Park.
Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, the urgent care company currently employs more than 500 people and is planning to open even more new centers in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas this year. Visit CareSpot.com to learn more.