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NASHVILLE, Tenn. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Solantic, an operator of urgent care centers in Florida, is changing its name to CareSpot Express Healthcare to represent a new brand and new vision for the company.
"For the past year, our new management team has been reviewing patient feedback and identifying areas of improvement as we create a new consumer-focused company. Over the next few months, we'll be putting the pieces in place to create a better company, provide better service and deliver consumers quality healthc are at a reasonable price. Those improvements are reflected in our new name, which consumers will see starting in September," stated Solantic/CareSpot Express Healthcare CEO Mike Klein.
By the end of 2012, patients will see:
As many as 12 to 15 new CareSpot Express Healthcare centers, including two more centers in Florida;
All 29 current Solantic centers in Florida will be remodeled and renamed CareSpot Express Healthcare by October;
A new website;
About 150 new hires, bringing the total employment to more than 700 by the end of 2012. Approximately 500 of those jobs will be in Florida;
Patients will be able to make appointments from their home computer or smartphones;
Patients will be able to determine center wait times from their home computers or smartphones so they can select the most convenient option among all of the centers in their market;
Faster check-ins since new patients will be able to register and provide patient information through the CareSpot website before their visit; and
Tablets instead of paper — physicians, nurses and physicians assistants will read patient charts using tablets because all CareSpot centers will have electronic medical records.
Solantic/CareSpot offers treatment for a number of medical needs — such as cold or flu symptoms, cuts, bruises, burns, eye and ear infections, migraines, physicals, health screenings, immunizations and vaccines — as well as a variety of occupational health services, such as drug screening and pre-employment physicals.