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South Kansas City CareSpot is Sixth in Partnership with HCA Midwest

Urgent Care Expansion Continues for Residents of Kansas City Area

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSpot and HCA Midwest Health System continue to broaden access to services with a sixth Kansas City area urgent care center opening February 17, 2014. Located at 13551 Madison Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, this center will be open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The general public is invited to attend Grand Opening Celebrations on February 27 – 28 from 4pm to 7pm, or on March 1 from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors are invited to stop by the new South Kansas City center during these times to meet the staff, enjoy light refreshments, and register to win a digital tablet. Additionally, the first 100 visitors to tour the center will receive a care kit which includes $200 worth of valuable health care savings to use throughout the year.

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The South Kansas City CareSpot is a 3,500-square-foot facility located in State Line Station, near 135th and State Line Road. It is convenient to Blue Hills, Leawood South, Loch Lloyd, Wilshire Place, White Horse, and Martin City. This new location will provide the same broad variety of urgent care and occupational health services available at the five other area CareSpot centers found in Overland Park North, Overland Park South, Parkville, and Raytown.

"A sixth location in the Kansas City area continues to improve on our goal of providing a variety of locations that are convenient and close to where people live and work. Our extended hours 7 days a week work well with families' busy lifestyles," said Paul Dickison, Vice President of Marketing for CareSpot. "Additional locations provide more convenient urgent care options for everyone in the broader region. Also, our joint venture partnership with the well-respected HCA Midwest Health system is a helpful option with a large hospital and physician network if CareSpot patients need specialized or follow-up care nearby."

Patients also benefit from the convenience of online and mobile scheduling tools. At CareSpot.com, customers can save a spot in line from home before walking in, or book an appointment for a future time or day from their computers or smartphones. CareSpot centers also feature digital check-in tablets for a paperless, streamlined registration when patients arrive.

CareSpot offers healthcare services for non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms. Most insurance plans are accepted. Patients receive the staffing benefits and expertise of a proven network of

CareSpot urgent care centers combined with the option to access the broader resources of a large hospital and physician system if a higher level of care is required. All centers in the area operate as CareSpot in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System. CareSpot manages daily business operations.

About CareSpot

CareSpot-operated centers provide a wide range of healthcare services such as urgent care, health checks, and occupational health services. CareSpot operates 54 urgent care centers across Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri, and is the largest urgent care provider in the state of Florida. The centers feature multiple exam rooms, on-site lab testing and X-ray capabilities. Online and mobile scheduling tools at CareSpot.com allow patients to find a convenient location, book appointments and even save a spot in line. Visit CareSpot.com to learn more.

About HCA Midwest Health System
HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area's largest healthcare provider consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area's largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Allen County Regional Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, Cass Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 142 primary care providers and 197 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 146 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.

SOURCE CareSpot

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