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February 22, 2019
CHI Franciscan and CityMD to Open Urgent Care at Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center on Feb. 25
New location offers care led by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and increases urgent care services on the island
Bainbridge Island – CHI Franciscan and CityMD’s new urgent care center will open on Monday, Feb. 25 in the Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center, 1344 Wintergreen Lane Northeast. The new location will join seven other CityMD sites currently serving communities across Kitsap, King, and Pierce counties.
“Together with CityMD and Virginia Mason, we are redefining urgent care in the Puget Sound — our patient’s experience is our highest priority,” said Ketul J. Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan. “We are committed to ensuring families on Bainbridge Island have access to high-quality care that’s convenient, affordable, and close to home.”
CityMD’s urgent care model employs primarily board-certified emergency medicine doctors, so patients receive a level of care they would not typically experience at another urgent care provider. Together with key clinical support staff, like X-ray technicians and medical assistants, they offer easily-accessible medical care for a variety of illnesses and injuries, including sprains, minor fractures, allergies, urinary tract infections, asthma, and upper respiratory infections. Additionally, since it’s co-located with other medical services on the island, CityMD’s Aftercare program will provide vital follow-up services to patients and will help to connect them with a full continuum of primary and specialty care services.
Virginia Mason opened the new Bainbridge Island Medical Center site in June 2018, expanding same-day access to family medicine and internal medicine, while also offering a wide range of specialty-care services.
“The urgent care services provided by CHI Franciscan and CityMD further expand access to needed, affordable care options for the entire community,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “Our team is delighted that the new Aftercare program is in the same facility as Virginia Mason’s primary and specialty services. This co-location of medical expertise and services is an additional convenience for patients and their families.”
“This new location will be a convenient resource for island residents who value their time and need quality services for non-life-threatening medical needs,” said Joseph Passanante, MD, senior vice president of CityMD Medical Operations, Northwest Region. “When people come through our doors, they will receive exceptional care and leave with the best possible patient experience.”
The new CityMD urgent care center will see patients seven days a week, including 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Founded in 2010 by a passionate group of emergency medicine physicians, CityMD's mission is to serve its communities by providing an exceptional experience through high-quality medical care and convenient access. The company's unwavering commitment to treating everyone with respect and genuine kindness while offering exceptional services and a cost-effective alternative to the ER, has enabled CityMD to grow from one Manhattan practice to more than 100 locations in the greater New York Metro Area and Seattle, Washington. To date, CityMD has treated over 5 million patients. For more information about CityMD and a list of locations, please visit citymd.com. Follow CityMD on Facebook, Twitter @CityMD and Instagram @CityMD.
About CHI Franciscan
CHI Franciscan is a Catholic nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington, with $2.45 billion in total revenue and a team of more than 12,000 physicians, providers, nurses, and staff that provide expert, compassionate medical care at 11 acute care hospitals and over 200 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the greater Puget Sound. This includes St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Regional Hospital, Burien; CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital, Tacoma, and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma. Started in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, today CHI Franciscan is one of the largest health systems in Washington state. The system is comprised of more than 1,200 hospital beds and over 4,000 credentialed providers offering cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences, women’s care and other health care services. CHI Franciscan’s mission is to create healthier communities, including caring for the poor and underserved. In fiscal year 2018, the organization provided $190 million in community benefit — free, subsidized, and reduced cost health care and programs. Follow CHI Franciscan on Facebook facebook.com/chifranciscan, Twitter @CHIFranciscan and Instagram @chi.franciscan.