Getting workers back on the job is the aim of U.S. HealthWorks. The company is one of the largest providers of occupational health, physical therapy and rehabilitation, medical review, and worksite occupational medicine services in the US. It also operates specialty care and urgent care clinics, usually in industrial areas. U.S. HealthWorks' medical surveillance management division provides services to help corporations monitor compliance with OSHA surveillance exams. Founded in 1995, the company operates more than 170 centers and worksite locations in about 15 states. California is home to more than 40% of its facilities. In mid-2012 U.S. HealthWorks was acquired by hospital operator Dignity Health.
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Dignity Health purchased U.S. HealthWorks from its investor shareholders, including Altaris Capital Partners and Three Arch Partners, for an undisclosed price. The move was part of Dignity Health's strategy to become a national hospital operator by 2020.
Before it was acquired, U.S. HealthWorks expanded its network of care centers through periodic acquisitions. It aimed for purchases that deepened its presence in its existing markets and gave it entrance into new regional markets. During the three-year period between 2008 and 2011, U.S. HealthWorks purchased more than two dozen clinics in several states. It acquired such centers from physicians and occupational medicine clinic owners who are looking to sell completely or partner with the company. – less