- May 19, 2014
-- Centennial Urgent Care Center, located in McKinney now has a new name: MedPost Urgent Care. While continuing its partnership with Centennial Medical Center, the center becomes part of a new and growing national network of urgent care centers launched by Tenet Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient and convenient health services. The MedPost network currently consists of 23 urgent care centers in eight states.
Although it will have a new name, the urgent care center will continue to be staffed with the same physicians and other healthcare professionals. MedPost Urgent Care centers are easy to spot with an eye-catching red and black logo highlighted with an exclamation point. The walk-in centers are open seven days a week with extended hours to provide high quality care for residents in their communities.
“Our goal is to provide the right type of care at the right time in a convenient and compassionate way,” said Dr. Sharad Patel, Chief Operating Officer for MedPost. “We play an important role in providing timely care for people when their primary care physician is not available and also for those individuals who are without a regular doctor, relieving the strain on busy emergency departments that are equipped to handle more serious patient conditions.”
MedPost Urgent Care centers also provide follow-up care and specialty referrals when needed. They are staffed with physician specialists in primary care, internal medicine and emergency medicine, as well as nurse practitioners and other health professionals. The facilities are equipped with X-ray and laboratory capabilities and provide a comprehensive array of services ranging from flu shots and other immunizations to treatment for such things as upper respiratory infections, sinus problems, allergic reactions, fever, ear aches and orthopedic injuries.
Currently, MedPost Urgent Care centers are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Most were operating under a variety of different names prior to being rebranded as MedPost; three of the centers are brand new. The goal is to double the number of MedPost facilities by the end of 2014.
According to Joe Thomason, CEO at Centennial, “We are proud to be a partner with MedPost Urgent Care to provide quality, convenient care. By renaming our Centennial Urgent Care Center as part of the MedPost network, we will be able to participate in building a strong, trusted network of urgent care centers around the country.”
For more information about MedPost Urgent Care, please visit www.medpost.com
or call (214) 592-0013.About Centennial Medical Center
Centennial Medical Center is a 118-bed full-service hospital that offers an array of services ranging from maternity, radiology and pediatrics to sophisticated services such as neurosurgery, open heart surgery and the latest procedures in joint replacement. Located off Highway 121 and Coit Road, the hospital is easily accessible for its residents when they have a health care crisis. Centennial Medical Center is recognized by numerous organizations for quality care and has been named a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Certified Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, and Texas 10 Step facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Hospital Association. For more information about Centennial Medical Center, the Hospital That Cares Completely, visit CentennialMedCenter.com