In 1999, Premier Health became one of the first healthcare companies in the nation to own and operate urgent care centers utilizing a health system, joint-venture model. Today we are recognized industry-wide as one of most successful joint-venture, urgent care companies in the nation. Premier Health currently owns and/or operates 50 plus urgent care centers in 5 states and Puerto Rico. Already one of the country’s fastest growing urgent care companies with approximately 500,000 patient visits a year, National Urgent Care Realty ranks Premier Health the 5th largest health system affiliated urgent care operator in the country. Premier’s rapid expansion is projected to continue with a number of health system partnerships currently under consideration or nearing completion.
Another characteristic that distinguishes Premier Health from its competitors is it’s “no co-branding” approach. Centers are branded under our health system partner’s name giving each network of centers instant “brand-equity” and an early competitive advantage in their respective markets. For externally facing stakeholders, Premier Health’s joint-venture centers operate as a seamless extension of the health system. This lays the groundwork for the use of unique system integration processes resulting in improved coordination of care across service-lines and ultimately increased downstream referrals.
From quality measures to policies and procedures, every effort is made to create a partnership that is virtually seamless from the perspective of the health care consumer. Premier Health’s clinical and administrative teams are unmatched in the industry for their breadth of “in the trenches” experience planning, building and cost-effectively managing day-to-day urgent care operations. It’s that kind of know-how that gives Premier Health it is unique “speed to market” capabilities as it implements its signature turn-key partnership model.
In addition to joint-venture opportunities, Premier Health offers consulting services and support for select physician practices and other healthcare organizations. Premier Health guides healthcare providers through the steps required to start-up an urgent care and occupational health practice. Premier Health also assists providers with improving the efficiency of existing practices. Premier Health views the situation and requirements of each project as unique opportunities designed to meet the specific needs of the partner or client.
Premier Health is affiliated with some of the most respected health systems and physicians in the United States and it is through these partnerships that we touch the many lives each year through the use of a highly skilled staff and the latest technology available. Premier Health is a physician-owned, physician-driven company committed to providing convenient access to quality, cost-effective care in an urgent care setting.