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Piedmont joint venture acquires 9 urgent care centers

A joint venture between Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare and WellStreet Urgent Care recently acquired nine urgent care centers, expanding its footprint to 26 urgent care facilities, according to Georgia Health News.

With the acquisition, Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet has more patients than any other urgent care network in Georgia. Peachtree Immediate Care, part of Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, has the most urgent care centers in the state, according to the report.

Piedmont and Emory are among many health systems expanding their urgent care footprint. The number of urgent care centers in the U.S. has grown 6 percent since 2018 to 9,000 centers, and the number of facilities operated by health systems is on the rise, according to the report.

Access the full Georgia Health News article here.

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