Eugene, OR – March 1, 2021 – BestMed, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced that it has acquired Physicians Immediate Care & Medical Centers, a healthcare organization offering urgent care, primary care, occupational medicine, women’s health, and laboratory services in Richland, Washington.
According to BestMed Chief Executive Officer Jim Ashby, the acquisition expands BestMed’s growing footprint for urgent and primary care services into its fifth state of operations, consistent with its strategy to reach more markets in the Western United States.
“The partnership with Physicians Immediate Care & Medical Centers (PICMC) represents the merging of two harmonious entities,” said Ashby. “We are both committed to offering the highest quality patient care and serving the Pacific Northwest’s underserved communities. Together, we will be even stronger thanks to our combined resources and our shared vision of keeping people out of the hospital. We expect that the combined company will be even stronger, enhancing access and quality care for patient in the Tri-Cities area.”
“Joining the BestMed family brings our team a lot of excitement,” said Dr. Douglas Crawford, owner of Physicians Immediate Care and Medical Centers. “BestMed has demonstrated its dedication to quality healthcare and optimized operations, their reputation as a powerful healthcare network is well-earned. We want to assure patients of PICMC that they will continue to see the same staff and receive the same great care, while enjoying the benefits of a large, interconnected healthcare organization.”