WMHS South Cumberland Urgent Care expands, will accommodate temporary Hunt Club

WMHS South Cumberland Urgent Care expands, will accommodate temporary Hunt Club

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As a response to local need and trends occurring within health care, Western Maryland Health System announced the expansion of South Cumberland Urgent Care.
Services will now include occupational and diagnostic services. The newly expanded center will be called Advanced Medical Care serving Western Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The new 7,297 sq. ft. facility, which has been enlarged to include the two storefronts next to the original urgent care facility, will open on Saturday, February 1.
The new location will have five urgent care exam rooms, four occupational exam rooms, a lab and an x-ray room. “We started this one-stop shop of services recently with Advanced Lakeside Medical Care in McHenry and have had great success,” said Barry P. Ronan, WMHS President and CEO. “This expansion of services is needed based on the increase of patients coming to the South Cumberland location from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Western Maryland.”
Since its opening in October 2018, South Cumberland has had over 20,500 visits, with many local residents shifting their location of choice from the WMHS Hunt Club Urgent Care Center in Short Gap, W.V. to the South Cumberland location. “This shift, plus regulatory requirements in West Virginia, has forced WMHS to temporarily close the Hunt Club Urgent Care and transition the service to the newer South Cumberland space,” Ronan added. “WMHS is pleased to have provided urgent care services at Hunt Club and looks forward to continuing to serve those patients at the South Cumberland Location on Industrial Boulevard, only 6.5 miles away. As for the Hunt Club location, once the UMPC transaction has been completed, WMHS will re-file a Certificate of Need application to provide expanded services in Mineral County, W.V,” Ronan said.

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Date: February 17, 2020


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In 2018, WMHS and UPMC joined together in a clinical affiliation to work cooperatively to enhance healthcare services and to strengthen the delivery of quality care, transform care delivery and reduce the total cost of providing care in the community. In March 2019, the Boards of Directors of both WMHS and UPMC signed a non-binding letter of intent to negotiate an affiliation agreement. Following a nine-month regulatory review and due diligence process by WMHS and UPMC, the Boards co-signed a binding integration and affiliation agreement on January 15, 2020, setting February 1, as the target date for finalizing the affiliation.

“Throughout our research and discussions with UPMC, we became increasingly confident and excited about becoming part of a world-class academic medical center which shares our vision for providing quality patient care,” said Rolf Haarstad, chair of the WMHS Board of Directors. “Our mutual mission is to continue to bring cutting-edge, evidence-based medicine to patients close to home.”

“UPMC has a long, successful track record of affiliations with like-minded hospitals. We know how much this hospital means to the region, and we are thrilled that WMHS has chosen to join UPMC,” said Leslie C. Davis, senior vice president, UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer, UPMC Health Services Division.

UPMC has committed to make certain capital investments to enhance services and upgrade facilities in the Western Maryland region. These investments by UPMC, along with investments that the WMHS Foundation has made and continues to make, will help ensure that UPMC Western Maryland will continue to provide state-of-the-art, quality healthcare for residents as well as maintaining its position as one of the largest employers in the region for years to come.

The new affiliation does not affect patients’ insurance coverage. UPMC Western Maryland will continue to honor the contracts it has in place with regional and national insurers and has reaffirmed its commitment to continue working with multiple payors in the future.

The board of UPMC Western Maryland consists of 12 directors, including 8 appointed by the current WMHS board and 4 designated by the UPMC board.


About UPMC
A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a nearly 3.6 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.

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