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Urgent Care, Navicent Health and AppleCare Immediate Care Announce Collaboration

Urgent Care Providers to Work Together to Expand Services, Improve Efficiency

Urgent Care, Navicent Health and AppleCare Immediate Care have announced their intent to collaborate in order to expand each organization's ability to deliver high quality, reasonably priced urgent care to the central Georgia region.

""We are so very pleased to join forces with AppleCare, a leading immediate care provider in our area. Our collaboration will be very advantageous to patients as we work together to identify best practices, improve efficiency, increase quality and expand urgent care services for the region,"" said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

As one of the first steps in this new collaboration, AppleCare Immediate Care- in conjunction with Navicent Health - will celebrate the grand reopening of its center at 4795 Riverside Drive in Macon. Details about the reopening of this urgent care location are forthcoming.

""The reopening of this center is our first joint venture with Navicent Health. We are pleased to work together in partnership to deliver the high quality, compassionate care that the Macon community and the region associate with both AppleCare and Navicent Health,"" said Jeff Ward, CEO of AppleCare Immediate Care.

At this time, day-to-day operations will continue for both organization's urgent care centers, as the two continue to work together to improve and expand urgent care services.

About AppleCare Immediate Care

Founded in the Lowcountry in 2004 and headquartered in Savannah, AppleCare Immediate Care has grown to become the largest group of primary, occupational and immediate care centers across southeast and central Georgia. Prided in offering convenient, expert care, AppleCare Immediate Care sees patients who need immediate attention for non-life- threatening illnesses or injuries, such as colds and flu, minor sprains and lacerations, wellness visits and physicals, support for chronic conditions, and employer health services.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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