Dignity Health, one of the top five largest health systems in the country, is expanding its reach nationwide as it irons out its acquisition of occupational medicine and urgent care center operator U.S. HealthWorks.
A news release from San Francisco, California-based Dignity Health announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire U.S. HealthWorks, a move that reflects its vision “to become a national, integrated delivery network by 2020.”
The Dignity Health health care system consists of a network of more than 150 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, supported by 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees. Its commitment is to deliver “compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved.”
Once its acquisition of U.S. HealthWorks is finalized, it will extend Dignity Health’s reach to 172 locations, and will add 2,700 employees and approximately 800 medical providers to its network. Lloyd H. Dean, president and chief executive officer of Dignity Health, shared: “We are excited to bring U.S. HealthWorks into the Dignity Health family… This allows us to expand our health care ministry into 16 states, and it strengthens our ability to deliver the integrated, quality care that people expect and deserve.”
The Valencia, California-based U.S. HealthWorks has facilities that offer, in addition to occupational health care and urgent care services, preventive care, pre-employment and post-offer exams and screening, and return-to-work rehabilitative care. It has partnerships with more than 80,000 employers, many of which are Fortune 100 companies.
Dignity Health’s plans for U.S. HealthWorks include a national expansion of its operations.