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Atlantic Health System expands access to its network of care

Immediate Care urgent care locations throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, and Middlesex counties join health care system

NEW JERSEY – Residents in four New Jersey counties now have a new way to enjoy the award winning, high quality care available throughout Atlantic Health System, from their trusted, local health care partners, following the system’s purchase of Immediate Care’s seven urgent care locations.

Formerly owned in part by CentraState Healthcare System (an Atlantic Health System partner), the sites are located in Toms River, Brick, Hazlet, Marlboro, Red Bank, East Windsor, and Edison.

Immediate Care’s urgent care locations offer a convenient alternative to patients with medical needs that are non-life threatening. Their centers are staffed with medical professionals who are available to treat a wide range of illnesses as well as injuries on a walk-in basis. Patients also benefit from having radiology and laboratory services available on site. Once fully integrated onto Atlantic Health System’s electronic medical record (Epic), each of the seven locations will seamlessly connect with the system’s more than 400 sites of care. Epic allows Atlantic Health clinicians to access a patient’s entire medical record should they need to seek a higher level of care at any of the system’s hospitals or medical centers.

“Offering convenient, high-quality care to patients and families across New Jersey helps us fulfill our mission to build healthier communities,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “Immediate Care’s talented caregivers play an essential role in keeping local residents healthy. The Atlantic Health team looks forward to continuing to support those patients on their wellness journeys.”

Formerly owned in part by CentraState Healthcare System, the urgent care locations are the latest example of patient-centered progress in the growing partnership between CentraState and Atlantic Health. “Atlantic Health’s acquisition of the seven Immediate Care urgent care locations opens a new vista to serve our communities through a broader network of primary care while enhancing access and affordability,” said John T. Gribbin, CentraState’s President and CEO.

To help maintain continuity of care, clinical and executive leadership will remain in place at Immediate Care. Plans for future development of these locations include the creation of “medical neighborhoods,” which will incorporate many of Atlantic Health System’s highly regarded primary care, ambulatory surgery, and specialty care services.

Along with their traditional walk-in services, Immediate Care offers Occupational Medicine services to help provide employers with comprehensive and effective healthcare options for companies of any size. With their facilities being open seven days a week on a walk-in basis they offer employers and workers both convenience and value. Some of their Occupational Medicine services include pre-employment physicals, alcohol and drug screenings, DOT Physicals, vaccinations, and worker’s compensation exams.

Immediate Care has grown to become a trusted community partner. They are dedicated to giving back to their local communities by often hosting and sponsoring local community events and charitable events. Additionally, every summer they proudly sponsor an annual Fishing Trip for underprivileged children.

“Immediate Care is looking forward to continued growth throughout the state of New Jersey, allowing patients more access to both convenient and quality healthcare,” said Salvatore Cannizzaro, CEO, Immediate Care Medical Walk-In. “I am thrilled at the opportunity this partnership creates to improve continuity of care throughout the communities we serve and beyond. Immediate Care is proud to have this opportunity and excited to be joining the family at Atlantic Health System.”

To learn more about urgent care services at Atlantic Health System, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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