HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced it has purchased MD Now Urgent Care, a network of 59 urgent care centers in Florida.
The transaction significantly expands HCA Healthcare's reach as one of the nation's leading providers of urgent care, currently operating more than 170 clinics across 19 markets. MD Now is the largest urgent care provider in Florida.
"The addition of MD Now Urgent Care in Florida enhances our already strong capabilities in a rapidly growing state by providing convenient outpatient care options for our patients," said Sam Hazen, HCA Healthcare's chief executive officer. "It also connects MD Now patients to a comprehensive statewide network of care, including acute care and specialty services should they be needed."
The acquisition of these MD Now centers, combined with the November announcement of HCA Healthcare's plans to build three additional hospitals in the state, will enhance HCA Florida Healthcare's ability to offer patient-centered, high-quality care to more Floridians and meet the growing need for healthcare services in the state. HCA Florida Healthcare currently serves 6.4 million patients each year at more than 400 affiliated sites of care across Florida.
HCA Florida Healthcare has a long history of investing in Florida, including a major capital investment initiative of approximately $3 billion spent over the last three years. This includes the $360 million HCA Florida University Hospital and existing facility renovations across the state to accommodate new, advanced equipment. As a tax-paying entity, HCA Florida Healthcare has also supported local communities with more than $957 million in state taxes over the past three years.
The transaction was completed at the end of 2021. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.