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Fifth CareSpot in Kansas City Area Opens in Leawood December 30th

CareSpot and HCA Midwest Expanding Urgent Care Partnership

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth Kansas City area CareSpot urgent care center in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System opens on December 30, 2013, at 3500 West 95th Street, in Leawood, Kansas. This center will be open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Between the hours of 3pm and 7pm from January 6th – 9th, the community is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration. During this time, visitors can stop by the new Leawood center to meet the staff, enjoy light refreshments, and register to win a digital tablet. Additionally, the first 100 visitors to tour the center will receive a care kit which includes $200 worth of valuable health care savings to use throughout the year.

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CareSpot in Leawood is a 3,200-square-foot, freestanding facility located on 95th Street, east of Mission Road, near Price Chopper. It is convenient to Ensley Court, Stonebridge, Ranchview, Somerset Acres, Old Leawood, Indian Acres, and Nall Hills. It will provide the same broad array of urgent care and occupational health services found at the four other area CareSpot centers found in Overland Park, Kansas City, and Raytown.

"This fifth location in the Kansas City area is important to our goal of providing a variety of locations that are convenient and close to where people live and work. That matters to our customers, and our extended hours 7 days a week work well with busy lifestyles," said Paul Dickison, Vice President of Marketing for CareSpot. "Additional locations provide more convenient urgent care options for everyone in the broader region. Also, our joint venture partnership with the well-respected HCA Midwest Health system is a helpful option with a large hospital and physician network if CareSpot patients need specialized or follow-up care nearby."

Patients also benefit from the convenience of new online and mobile scheduling tools. At CareSpot.com, customers can save a spot in line from home before walking in, or book an appointment for a future time or day from their computers or smartphones. The center also features new check-in tablets for a paperless, streamlined registration when patients arrive.

CareSpot offers healthcare services for non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.  Most insurance plans are accepted. Patients receive the staffing benefits and expertise of a proven network of CareSpot urgent care centers combined with the option to access the broader resources of a large hospital and physician system if a higher level of care is required. All centers in the area operate as CareSpot in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System. CareSpot manages daily business operations.

About CareSpot

CareSpot-operated centers provide a wide range of healthcare services such as urgent care, health checks, and occupational health services. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, CareSpot operates 51 urgent care centers across Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri, and is the largest urgent care provider in the state of Florida. The centers feature multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing and X-ray capabilities. Online and mobile scheduling tools at CareSpot.com allow patients to find a convenient location, book appointments and even save a spot in line. Visit CareSpot.com to learn more.

About HCA Midwest Health System

HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area's largest healthcare provider consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area's largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Allen County Regional Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, Cass Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 142 primary care providers and 197 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 146 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.

SOURCE CareSpot

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