September 2, 2008
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group Announces the Acquisition of American Occupational Medicine in San Diego
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group today announced the acquisition of five (5) medical and physical therapy centers in the Greater San Diego, California area. The medical centers include American Occupational Medicine (AOM) in Carlsbad and Industrial Family Medical Care centers in Escondido and Murrieta. The physical therapy centers include Palomar Airport Physical Therapy in Carlsbad and Murrieta Valley Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation in Murrieta. U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group is a leading operator of occupational healthcare centers in the nation.
The medical centers in Escondido and Murrieta are full-service, walk-in centers offering both occupational medicine and urgent care services; the Carlsbad center is a dedicated occupational medicine facility. All three centers offer the full spectrum of occupational medicine needs, including injury and illness diagnosis and treatment, preventive services, pre-placement and post-offer exams and testing, physical therapy, return-to-work programs and orthopedic services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Laurie Pierce, M.D., Medical Director of Carlsbad AOM, said, "Our physician group is excited about this partnership as U.S. HealthWorks has an outstanding reputation in the San Diego market, and we're pleased to be part of this professional organization."
Leonard Okun, M.D., National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks stated, "We are looking forward to adding three strong operations to our twelve centers in the San Diego area. The physicians at these centers are all staying on board with us, which will ensure a smooth transition of services for our clients and patients."
"AOM and U.S. HealthWorks clients will both benefit by this alliance, which allows more access by clients and patients to quality medical care in the San Diego community," said Therese Hernandez, Senior Vice President and General Manager of U.S. HealthWorks in California.
U.S. HealthWorks now operates 62 medical centers in California.
About U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group
Based in Valencia, California, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group was founded in 1995 and is the largest operator of occupational health care centers in the state of California. With 116 centers in 13 states and 2,400 employees -- including approximately 350 affiliated physicians -- U.S. HealthWorks centers serve more than 10,000 patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks centers help employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time. They specialize in early return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.
For more information, visit www.ushealthworks.com.
The telephone numbers of the U.S. HealthWorks centers are:
Carlsbad East: 760-929-8269, Escondido South: 760-740-0707, Murrieta: 951-600-9070.