(1888PressRelease) Since its growth in North Carolina from 9 locations to 20 locations in 2011 one year ago, FastMed Urgent Care as a health care organization has created more than 200 jobs across communities throughout North Carolina in the rapidly growing health care sector. FastMed also expects to create an additional 80 to 100 as it opens 10 more clinics in neighborhoods throughout North Carolina for the remainder of 2012.
Throughout 2011, FastMed Urgent Care opened 11 full service urgent care centers in North Carolina, creating 152 jobs by hiring highly experienced and patient centered, board-certified medical doctors, family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, x-ray technicians and clinic managers.
"Our patient-centered model is at the heart of our success. It allows us to fill a need in each community we open an urgent care center within and create jobs locally to that area," said Jason A. Williams MPAS, Ph.D, President and CEO of FastMed's Eastern Region. "Adding great people to our company creates greater demand for our quality health care in each of our communities, growing our business which leads to job growth throughout all of North Carolina."
Although FastMed accepts all major insurances, with North Carolina's high number of uninsured, FastMed is growing due in part to their Discount Membership Program, which allows self-pay patients to receive affordable care at any FastMed urgent care location through a tiered rate system on certain procedures and treatments.
Another effect FastMed's Urgent Care centers also have on North Carolina's local job market is providing local businesses convenient, affordable and efficient 7 day-a-week occupational health services including DOT physicals, worker's compensation, drug testing and X-ray services.
Information on FastMed's employment opportunities, Discount Program and occupational health services may be found by going to www.fastmed.com and searching for that keyword.
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities focusing on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. In partnership with physicians and other healthcare professionals, FastMed operates 36 urgent care centers throughout North Carolina and in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona metropolitan areas. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is owned by the Comvest Group. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.