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Adventist HealthCare Sells Urgent Care Centers in Montgomery County to Patriot Urgent Care Owner

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Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring.

Image: Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring. Credit:Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care Centers were sold and rebranded at the beginning of the month, and a new operator took over as part of a new partnership.

Gaithersburg-based Adventist HealthCare owned locations in Rockville, Germantown, and Laurel but are now owned by Atlanta-based CRH Healthcare and will fall under a co-branding as “Patriot Urgent Care centers, an Adventist HealthCare Partner.”

Only the Takoma Park Urgent Care center at 7600 Carroll Avenue was left out of the new partnership. That center is also the largest facility of the four and was one of Adventists HealthCare’s main medical centers before its new White Oak Hospital opened in Northern Silver Spring.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Adventist HealthCare and their urgent care team in all three centers. Their success creates a great base of operations for CRH in Montgomery County and continues our growth throughout Maryland,” said Bill Miller, CRH Healthcare’s CEO and co-founder.

An Adventist HealthCare, urgent care center in Rockville now owned by Patriot Urgent Care.

Image: An Adventist HealthCare, urgent care center in Rockville now owned by Patriot Urgent Care. Credit:Adventist HealthCare

Urgent Care centers are relatively new establishments, filling the gap between primary care physicians and emergency rooms at full-service hospitals. They are supposed to be a low-cost option for patients, while physical structures are found in shopping centers or stand-alone pad sites.

The rebranded Patriot Urgent Care centers will treat a range of illnesses and injuries and perform immunizations such as asthma, STD testing and treatment, insect bites, minor Burns from heat or chemical exposure, stitches/suturing/stapling, flu vaccinations and rapid COVID Testing.

CRH Healthcare is entering the Maryland urgent care sector and adding to its operations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Additionally, CRH now has more than 73 centers and is part of the Urgent Care Association. CRH says new signage on the centers will be coming soon.

While CRH will take over operations of the newly acquired urgent care centers, existing staff will remain, and the centers will become part of the One Health Quality Alliance, which is Adventists HealthCare’s clinically integrated network. 

Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare stated that little will change with the new partnership.

“The partnership with CRH will be seamless for our patients and will continue our focus on providing care when and where the community needs it. We are delighted to have CRH Healthcare as a partner.”

The restructuring comes as other local Healthcare organizations enter the urgent care sector of the medical industry. For example, it was first reported by the Montgomery Business Scene that Holy Cross Health — with large full-service hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown — has leased space at the Travilah Square Shopping Center in North Rockville to open its first urgent care center in Montgomery County.

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