Feb 12, 2020 4:40:30 PMAmerican Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, occupational medicine and accessible primary care is aggressively expanding its healthcare network across New England. The first phase includes the acquisition of 18 clinics that will create the AFC New England division of the fast-growing healthcare system.
AFC’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Bruce Irwin, pioneered the urgent care concept nearly 40 years ago. 'This acquisition is the first step in our strategy to bring unprecedented medical coverage to New England,' Irwin explains. 'Whether operating corporately owned clinics, supporting a local entrepreneur through our franchising model, or by partnering with local hospital systems, our team is actively looking at a wide array of opportunities to grow our presence throughout New England.'
American Family Care stands out from other urgent care centers by offering a consistent, state of the art treatment across a broad range of services, including primary care. AFC medical providers treat and diagnose illnesses like the flu or a cold, injuries and accidents, including broken bones, and help patients manage a variety of health conditions ranging from arthritis to diabetes to high blood pressure. AFC also offers pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work-related injuries.
The aggressive New England expansion plan is the latest chapter in AFC’s stupendous growth over a very short time. 'We have nearly tripled the size of our healthcare network, we’ve grown from 28 clinics to more than 225 clinics in less than eight years,' says Randy Johansen, President of AFC. 'We have the resources to give entrepreneurs the horsepower to succeed in this business. Our model is mapped out for success and we are passionate about providing the quality of medical care AFC patients have grown to expect when they visit one of our clinics.'
Veteran AFC master developers Jim Brennan and Tom Kelly will oversee AFC’s operations in the Northeast. Brennan has been a key figure in AFC’s growth over the last ten years. His territory encompasses 22 clinics in Massachusetts and Maine with another six more in various stages of development. 'AFC has provided me with all of the resources needed to acquire, develop and expand rapidly,' explains Brennan. 'AFC's growth in the Northeast is a testament to the critical role that urgent care medicine plays in our healthcare system today. I look forward to identifying new opportunities throughout the region and expanding our reach to provide more individuals, families and business with access to our services. '
AFC’s aggressive expansion will also equate to many new jobs across New England. AFC multi-unit franchisee Tom Kelly has opened seven urgent care clinics in Connecticut over the last seven years. 'Each one of our AFC clinics is deep rooted in the community it serves. We not only provide a one stop shop for medical care, but we are providing jobs to people who live in the area, people who want to help grow the community and want to see their neighbors succeed,' says Kelly.
AFC is on track to expand its footprint to 500 locations within the next five years. The company’s executive team is dedicated to committing unlimited time, funding and resources to reach that goal.
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