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EDs: Freestanding hybrid emergency departments / urgent care centers

Centura Health (Englewood, CO) has formed a joint venture partnership with The Larkin Group to open four freestanding emergency departments / urgent care centers.  These new outpatient facilities will be open 24/7.  It is expected that the patients will be primarily urgent care patients.  These hybrid centers are said to be the first of their kind in the Rocky Mountain west, but there has been a proliferation of freestanding EDs in Colorado, which 20 opening since 2014.

Sources: 

Rubenfire, A. (2015, Nov. 11). Centura Health to open hybrid ED/urgent-care centers. Modern Healthcare. Retrieved from http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20151111/NEWS/151119995 

Olinger, D. (2015, Nov.10). Centura to open hybrid centers in Colorado for ER, urgent care. The Denver Post. Retrieved from http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29098146/centura-offer-cheaper-urgent-care-option-at-new 

Centura Health and The Larkin Group form new joint venture. (2015, June 22). News Release. Retrieved from https://www.summitmedicalcenter.org/centura-health-press-releases/centura-health-and-the-larkin-group-form-new-joint-venture/#.VkyuktKrRhE  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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