U.S. HealthWorks Acquires Pennsylvania’s Priority Care of Erie

ERIE, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational healthcare centers in the United States, today announced it has acquired Priority Care Inc. of Erie.

Priority Care is located at 3010 West Lake Road in Erie and is the first U.S. HealthWorks facility in western Pennsylvania and the third in the state.

With this acquisition, U.S. HealthWorks now operates 173 healthcare centers nationwide. Terms of the transaction, effective October 31, 2012, were not disclosed.

The facility will continue to offer a wide range of urgent care and occupational healthcare services, including diagnosis and treatment for injury and illness, preventive services, pre-employment and post-offer exams and screening, and return-to-work rehabilitative care. The center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“U.S. HealthWorks has a great reputation for delivering high-quality services in both occupational and urgent care,” said Dr. Donald Viscusi, Medical Director of Priority Care. “It shares the same goals that we have strived to maintain at Priority Care – providing excellent medical care and doing all we can to help workers get back on the job.”

U.S. HealthWorks’ other Pennsylvania centers are in Carlisle and Reading.

“We are very excited to expand our footprint into the Northwest Pennsylvania region,” said Angela Fort, Regional Vice President for the Northeast and Midwest Regions. ”We have a highly regarded national network of physicians, health clinics and medical resources, and the addition of Dr. Viscusi and his Priority Care team will strengthen the overall team at U.S. HealthWorks.”

About U.S. HealthWorks

U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers. With 173 clinics and worksites in 15 states and more than 2,700 employees – including approximately 800 medical providers – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve more than 12,000 patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks centers help employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time, specializing in early return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs. Visit us at www.ushealthworks.com. U.S. HealthWorks is also on Facebook and Twitter.

For U.S. HealthWorks
Bill Halldin, 916.781.0657

Source: U.S. HealthWorks