HCA Healthcare
January 05, 2022

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SOURCE: Nashville Business Journal
AUTHOR: Joel Stinnett

HCA Healthcare is making another investment in its network of urgent care facilities.

The Nashville-based hospital operator has purchased MD Urgent Care, which operates 59 urgent care centers in Florida, according to a news release. Terms of the deal, which closed at the end of 2021, were not disclosed.

With the buy, HCA now operates more than 170 urgent care clinics across 19 markets.

MD Now is the largest urgent care provider in Florida and HCA already has more sites of care in Florida than almost any other state, with 47 hospitals and 400 affiliated facilities. The company has invested more than $3 billion in Florida over the last three years, including the $360 million HCA Florida University Hospital and three new hospitals HCA expects to break ground on this year.

“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,” HCA CEO Sam Hazen said in the release. “It also connects MD Now patients to a comprehensive statewide network of care, including acute care and specialty services should they be needed.”

HCA (NYSE: HCA) is Nashville's largest publicly traded company and the nation’s biggest hospital operator, with $51.5 billion of revenue in 2020. The company operates 183 hospitals across 20 states and the United Kingdom.

The deal comes a little more than two years after HCA bought 24 MedSpring urgent care centers in Austin, Dallas and Houston.