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PE HUB Healthcare Wire Highlights, 6.27.19

Sponsors look to reinvent urgent care

Happy Summer Thursday, everyone!

It’s that time of the year when Thursday starts to feel like Friday and the office gets increasingly sparse come end of the week. Must. Stay. Focused.

I’m just in from hot and humid Chicago, where I spent the last few days ‘conferencing’ at our annual PartnerConnect Midwest event. What have I missed in healthcare land?

Well, ICYMI… there happens to be a Chicago-based animal hospital group in the market, I learned on the heels of JAB’s mega deal for VCA last week. Blue River PetCare is nearing a sale, I’m told. Read all the deets here.

New animal of its kind

Everyone seems to hate millennials. As a proud member of that demographic, I consider the walk-in clinics around the corner from my apartment or office as my primary care. Medical needs are addressed on an episodic basis.

CityMD, in the New York metro area, is one that fits the bill.

With some 120 locations expected by year-end, I’m told, the Warburg Pincus-backed chain of consumer-facing urgent care clinics has strong brand recognition, particularly in the NYC metro area.

CityMD has captured and helped redefine the traditional primary care market among certain patient populations. However, the retail health operator has historically not been able to meet all the needs of those ultimately requiring more comprehensive and specialized care.

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