Independent Emergency Physicians, an emergency physician-owned and -led provider of acute care medicine for hospitals and patients in Farmington Hills, has acquired Healthy Urgent Care’s Southfield and Novi locations. The company also announced the formation of IEP-HUC Health, a joint venture to create a network of urgent care centers in the state.
“IEP’s roots in emergency medicine bring a higher-standard of on-demand care for our community. Our urgent care centers are owned and managed by a team of providers trained in emergency medicine to give people who need immediate care a venue other than the emergency room for a variety of non-life-threatening problems,” says Dr. David Hall, president and CEO of Independent. “We are excited to partner with HUC to create a network of urgent care centers to meet gaps in affordable quick care in our community.”
Independent began providing emergency medicine patient care and operational leadership to Providence Hospitals in Southfield and Novi in 1997. The company has since grown to six medical service lines – emergency medicine, hospital medicine, observation medicine, long-term acute care, telehealth, urgent care, and scribe services. Its partners include Ascension Health, Trinity Health, and Henry Ford Health System, and it leads acute care medicine at these health systems at Ascension Providence Novi and Southfield hospitals, Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, and Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson.
“In the current health care climate of large conglomerates managing care, this partnership reinforces the physician-owned and operated business model of care,” says Dr. Sarmed Gabriel Sinawi, chairman, founder, and CEO of Healthy Urgent Care. “IEP physicians are part of the community, not part of a national corporation, and that makes a big difference in providing high-quality, affordable, personalized patient care.”
Urgent care is an access point for cost-effective acute care for minor issues as well as a critical entry point into hospital-based acute care.
Healthy Urgent Care was founded in 2009.