U.S. HealthWorks Acquires Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers in Florida

Acquisition Doubles U.S. HealthWorks Locations in Florida

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#occupationalhealthU.S.
HealthWorks
, one of the largest operators of occupational health and
urgent care centers in the United States, announced today as part of
their ongoing expansion plans the acquisition of 14 Lakeside
Occupational Medical Centers in the Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Orlando
areas.

This is the largest acquisition ever by U.S. HealthWorks and more than
doubles its number of centers in the state. U.S. HealthWorks had 13
clinics in Florida before the acquisition, and is now the largest
operator of occupational health centers in the state, with a total of 27
centers.

“U.S. HealthWorks delivers the highest quality in medical care and
customer service so we are very excited by this acquisition which will
allow us to serve even more patients,” said Joseph T. Mallas, President
and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. HealthWorks. “The addition of these
centers will dramatically increase our footprint in Florida, an
important state to our organization. With this expansion, we will be
able to better serve the needs of our employer clients, providing
additional access to care for their injured workers while helping to
control costs related to workers’ comp injuries.”

U.S. HealthWorks has acquired 21 centers year to date as part of their
expansion program. With this acquisition, there are now 244 medical and
onsite clinics nationwide in 21 states. The newly acquired centers are
located at:

  • 1750 N. Broadway, Bartow
  • 934 Oakfield Drive, Brandon
  • 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite 106, St. Petersburg-Carillon
  • 5040 U.S. Highway 98 N., Lakeland
  • 1400 East Bay Drive, Largo
  • 2323 Curlew Road, Suites 2A and 2B, Dunedin
  • 2303 N. Airport Road, Plant City
  • 2314 North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
  • 8010 Sunport Drive, Unit 116, Orlando
  • 3745 33rd St. North, Suite A, St. Petersburg
  • 1750 North 50th Street, Tampa
  • 5406 Hoover Blvd., Suite 21, Tampa
  • 4728 North Habana Ave., Suite 102, Tampa
  • 10320 N. 56th Street, Suite 110, Temple Terrace

Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers has been part of the southwest and
central Florida communities since 1978, and provides quality medical
care to more than 25,000 employers and their employees. The centers
treat complex occupational health issues and keep employees safe,
healthy, and on the job.

“We are honored to become part of U.S. HealthWorks and continue to serve
our community with an experienced team of experts and additional
resources,” said Dr. Richard F. Johnson, President and Medical Director
of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers, who will remain as the Area
Medical Director after the transaction, ensuring continuity of care and
service to Lakeside clients and patients. “Our patients count on us for
excellent healthcare, and we know that U.S. HealthWorks will uphold
those high standards that we’ve set over the last 38 years. Since the
best outcomes for injured workers depend on both getting quality care
and continuing to work while recovering, we will continue to practice
with these goals in mind.” The team of over 20 providers will stay on
with U.S. HealthWorks after the transaction closes.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About U.S. HealthWorks

U.S. Healthworks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the
country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 244
medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000
people, including approximately 800 medical providers. Our centers
collectively serve more than 13,000 patients each day, providing quality
medical care to help employees return to work and allow employers to
effectively manage claims and reduce lost work time. U.S. HealthWorks
also offers special early return-to-work, injury prevention, and
ergonomics programs. For more information, please visit www.ushealthworks.com
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Contacts

for U.S. HealthWorks
Bill Halldin, 916-781-0657
bill@halldinpr.com