The Mercy health system and GoHealth Urgent Care have big plans for 2018, partnering on a joint venture that will create a growing network of urgent care centers across the Midwest. GoHealth already covers both coasts with 80 urgent care centers in Connecticut, New York, California, and Oregon; they’ll launch more than 30 cobranded Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care Centers over the next 2 years in St. Louis and Springfield, MO; Oklahoma City; and northwest Arkansas. Hospital system partnerships have become a hallmark for GoHealth, already working cooperatively with Northwell Health, Legacy Health, Dignity Health, and Hartford HealthCare. Mercy was named one of the top five large U.S. health systems by Truven in 2017. It encompasses 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities with over 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Mercy and GoHealth Urgent Care Go in on the First Big Deal of 2018