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Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Unveils
AFC-Bon Secours Urgent Care

(Greenville, S.C. | November 5, 2015) Bon Secours St. Francis Health System announced today that all four AFC-Doctors Express locations in Greenville County are now officially AFC-Bon Secours Urgent Care. Bon Secours St. Francis recently purchased the four locations and has assumed operational management of the sites, located in Simpsonville, Greer, on Woodruff Rd, and at Cherrydale Shopping Center.

To continue to meet the needs of today’s patients, Bon Secours St. Francis made the decision to acquire the four locations, which are equipped and staffed to provide convenience and urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine. These facilities complement the walk-in convenience care clinic, Bon Secours Express Care on E. McBee Avenue in downtown Greenville, and there are plans to add additional urgent care locations in the future.

AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, with more than 140 clinics and 500 in-network physicians caring for more than 2 million patients a year. Bon Secours St. Francis has contracted with former franchise owners Timothy and Lisa Groves who continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the centers, which are now fully integrated into the Bon Secours St. Francis network.

“Increasing our urgent and convenience care access points allows us to continue to provide the high level of compassionate care that Bon Secours St. Francis is known for in a sustainable cost model,” said Craig McCoy, Chief Executive Officer/Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “We are responding to the voice of the customer; treatment at their convenience, expanded hours, quick visits and superior customer service.”

“Urgent care centers allow us to deliver medical care in a way that meets the needs of our patients’ on-demand lifestyles,” said Anselmo Nuñez, MD, Chief Executive Officer/Bon Secours Medical Group. “These centers also offer an alternative to the high cost of emergency room care. All four of our AFC-Bon Secours Urgent Care locations give patients convenient access to care and a cost-effective alternative to the emergency room.”

For more information about Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, visit www.stfrancishealth.org.

ABOUT BON SECOURS ST. FRANCIS HEALTH SYSTEM
The Mission Statement of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is to bring compassion to healthcare and to be “Good Help to Those in Need®,” especially those who are poor and dying. As a system of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness through the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

With innovative technology, we heal the body. With faith, we mend the spirit. We draw from a past that’s rich in the healing tradition, while strengthening the future through the guidance and support of the Ministry of Bon Secours and Bon Secours Health System, Inc. To learn more, visit www.stfrancishealth.org.

ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE:

Starting with a single location in Hoover, Alabama in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. With its 2013 acquisition of the Doctors Express franchise, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, with more than 140 clinics and 500 in-network physicians caring for more than 2 million patients a year. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit www.americanfamilycare.com.

Formerly AFC Doctors Express