Downtown Chicago and the Chicago River.
Two Chicago-based organizations, Presence Health and Physicians Immediate Care, have formed a new joint venture to run urgent-care and occupational-medicine facilities. It’s yet another example of hospitals and outpatient operations such as physician groups trying to more tightly integrate inpatient and outpatient care, with outpatient steadily becoming relatively more important.
The venture cites the allure of creating more access points for patients, more care coordination and care in settings cheaper than hospital emergency departments.
Becker’s Hospital Review says the venture “will manage 10 immediate care/occupational medicine clinics, which will be open seven days a week. The organizations will also work together to create additional sites for clinics.”
Physicians Immediate Care will be in charge of daily management of the clinics.