Centura Health and The Larkin Group Form New Joint Venture

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Centura Health, the regions leading health care network, today announced it has formed a joint venture with the Houston-based Larkin Group, a leader in the development of freestanding emergency centers across Texas. The two organizations will combine their expertise to accelerate delivery of emergency care across the Centura Health network to meet population health needs.

Through its neighborhood health strategy, Centura Health is identifying where gaps in health and wellness services and resources exist, and providing solutions that meet consumers needs, in their neighborhood, to deliver optimal health care value. Centura Health and The Larkin Group will build a sustainable system for high-value episodic care that is seamlessly integrated with the Centura Health system, further aligning providers and creating systems that support improved care coordination and communication across all specialties and settings (physician practices, hospitals, urgent care, diagnostics, imaging, a virtual resource center, Health at Home, senior living, the Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations, etc.).

Centura Health will continue to operate its freestanding emergency centers at the 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center in Westminster, Church Ranch Neighborhood Health Center in Westminster, and Southlands in Aurora, as well as its Colorado urgent care centers in Caon City, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Durango, Monument and Woodland Park.

"In an era of consumer-driven health care, we are committed to evolving our partnerships and strategies to ensure we meet the health needs of the communities we serve, said Gary Campbell, president and chief executive officer, Centura Health. Our joint venture with The Larkin Group will accelerate our efforts to transform the health care delivery system and allow us to leverage our shared strengths to deliver high-quality, convenient urgent and emergency care."

Our partnership with Centura Health is a reaffirmation that convenient and cost effective urgent and emergent care is becoming a strong focus in growing communities, said Kelly Larkin, MD, FACEP, chief executive officer, The Larkin Group. The Larkin Group is excited to collaborate with Centura Health to help meet the growing demand for quality emergency services and align with primary care providers to provide consumers with an additional access point to high-value care."


About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 18,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

About The Larkin Group
The Larkin Group (TLG) was established in 1998 as a collaboration of companies focused on improving the quality and delivery of emergency medical care, initially providing emergency physician staffing and management. Since that time TLG has become a national leader in freestanding emergency center design, development and operations.

Based in Texas, TLG has developed and owns/operates freestanding emergency centers in Texas as well as provides development consulting for freestanding emergency centers or hospital departments across multiple states. The Larkin Group specializes in the following services: health care consulting on freestanding strategies for hospitals and physicians, physicians staffing emergency medicine and hospitalists, ancillary services staffing; medical billing and physician practice management; EMS services; and development of innovative health care solutions and software.

TLG has become a trusted partner with national health systems to develop, staff and/or manage freestanding emergency centers under the hospital brand.

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