The private-equity backed urgent-care developer GoHealth Urgent Care will enter its California to develop 10 centers with Dignity Health.
Dignity’s deal with GoHealth is its latest aimed at expanding its operations beyond its 39 hospitals into clinics, workplaces and other ambulatory locations. Dignity acquired U.S. HealthWorks, an occupational health and urgent-care company, in 2013 for $445 million. The subsidiary operates 220 locations across 20 states but is more focused on occupational health, said Dr. Todd Strumwasser, senior vice president of Bay Area operations for Dignity.
GoHealth has expanded rapidly since it was founded in 2013 with two urgent-care centers in a joint venture with five-hospital Legacy Health. GoHealth and Legacy now operate 11 urgent-care centers in Portland and plan to develop another 10. In New York, GoHealth and Northwell have launched 19 locations in a year and two more are expected to open within a week. The New York joint venture is planning another 20 centers. GoHealth also says it plans to enter another market beyond California this year.