ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO URGENT CARE
Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care strengthens link to health system
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Effective Aug. 1, Rochester Regional Health will expand its relationship with TeamHealth and Rochester Immediate Care in Greece, Henrietta and Webster, a move that underscores the system’s commitment to providing care in a variety of diverse settings across the region. Rochester Regional is planning to open additional urgent care centers in the near future through this expanded relationship. Additionally, effective Aug. 1, Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care will accept UnitedHealthcare as a participating insurance provider, creating greater healthcare access for the patients and families we serve.
“We are deeply committed to making care convenient and accessible to patients across the region, and, as a result we are expanding our relationship with TeamHealth,” said Rochester Regional President & CEO Eric Bieber, MD. “Urgent care centers meet a critical need for healthcare that is not only expert and reliable, but also patient oriented, convenient and cost effective.”
The Rochester Immediate Care urgent care facilities, which will be named Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care going forward, are the region’s only Joint Commission-accredited urgent care centers, and have been repeatedly voted “Rochester’s Choice: Best Urgent Care Center.”
“Urgent care is one more critical component of Rochester Regional’s full complement of services,” Bieber said. “In fact, we are building a comprehensive system of care that enables us to serve the community as a truly integrated health system, a system that includes both traditional providers like hospitals and physicians, as well as unique programs and services like ElderONE, skilled nursing and senior living centers.
“We also have important relationships with hundreds of community physicians, social service agencies, post-acute providers, and others. All of these collaborative relationships are marked by a deep and abiding commitment to providing families and patients access to excellent, high-value care close to home,” Bieber said.
Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system provides care from 150 locations, including five hospitals; more than 100 primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers and ambulatory campuses; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health, the region’s second-largest employer, was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015. Learn more at rochesterregional.org.
At TeamHealth (NYSE: TMH), our purpose is to perfect our physicians’ ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything we do. Through our more than 19,000 affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,500 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Our philosophy is as simple as our goal is singular: we believe better experiences for physicians lead to better outcomes—for patients, hospital partners and physicians alike. Join our team; we value and empower clinicians. Partner with us; we deliver on our promises. Learn more at http://www.teamhealth.com.
The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and providers, all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. “Providers” are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc., does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.