ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Presbyterian Healthcare Services announced
last week that MD Urgent Care has joined the Presbyterian system. MD Urgent
Care has two successful facilities in Albuquerque and is known for outstanding
customer service, low wait times and their responsiveness to patient needs.
“Presbyterian is creating more choices for customers by
bringing together the two best urgent care clinics in the market, Presbyterian
Urgent Care and MD Urgent Care,” said Lauren Cates, senior vice president
Market Development and Operational Planning for Presbyterian.
MD Urgent Care will help create additional access to urgent
care services for Albuquerque residents. MD Urgent Care will continue to
operate as they do today. All MD Urgent Care employees will become Presbyterian
employees as of December 21, 2012. Currently, MD Urgent Care has seven
physicians, two physician assistants and 41 support staff.
All patients who use MD Urgent Care today are encouraged to
continue receiving care at its locations in the Northeast Heights and on the
Westside. Presbyterian’s intent is to maintain MD Urgent Care’s current
insurance relationships, including Lovelace and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
“MD Urgent Care gains access to an integrated system and
additional resources, which will help us continue to develop innovative ways of
delivering quality care in the most convenient ways for patients,” said Tom
Pascuzzi, MD, founder of MD Urgent Care, who will now become vice president and
chief medical officer for Convenience Care Services at Presbyterian Healthcare
Convenience Care Services is a new division within
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, which will focus on designing new services
for how consumers access healthcare. This division will be developing care
options that are convenient for the customer, high quality and cost-efficient,
such as mobile clinics, e-healthcare and partnering with employers to design
work site care options to meet employee’s needs. Urgent care is the foundation
of this new division.
Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the
communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is
the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers
eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with
more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.