From: Jeffrey Sussman, Inc.
Marketing Public Relations
249 East 48 Street FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY 10017
For: Offit Kurman
Contact: Jeffrey Sussman
PROMINENT M & A ATTORNEY, MIKE MERCURIO,
EXPRESSCARE IN MERGER WITH LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH
Baltimore, MD ---- ExpressCare, Maryland’s fastest growing and second largest urgent-care company, and LifeBridge Health, one of Maryland’s largest and most progressive healthcare systems, have formed a vital and important partnership. “The partnership will prove highly beneficial to the healthcare and business communities not just in Maryland, but to the entire region,” said ExpressCare’s attorney Michael Mercurio, who added “that Dr. Maurice Reid, the CEO of ExpressCare, is the most entrepreneurial physician I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. His vision for ExpressCare is very powerful and with the addition of LifeBridge Health as a partner, Express Care can now offer an expanded platform of resources, which t will no doubt accelerate the execution of Dr. Reid’s vision manyfold.”
Neil M. Meltzer, president and CEO of Lifebridge Health, stated: “With the addition of ExpressCare, Life Bridge Health is well positioned to provide the most comprehensive continuum of care model in the state.”
Maurice Reid, M.D. and CEO of ExpressCare, added: “We are very excited about our new relationship with LifeBridge Health. ExpressCare’s rapid growth is due to our focus on quality, service and convenience. It was important to me to have a partner that recognizes where the future of health care is going, that understands my quality of care and business philosophies, and that shares my vision to expand my business model across the state and region. I believe I have found just that in LifeBridge Health.”
ExpressCare operates 10 urgent care centers located in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Cecil, Carroll, Harford and Prince George’s counties and plans to open four more in 2014. LifeBridge Health, the corporate parent to Sinai and Northwest Hospitals, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, serves more than 340,000 patients and residents a year. LifeBridge Health has served patients from every county in Maryland, all 50 of the U.S. states and over 80 countries.
Michael N. Mercurio is a Principal in the regional law firm of Offit Kurman, where he is chairman of the firm’s Business Law and Transactions Group. Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service, commercial law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has offices in Baltimore/Washington; Bethesda, Owings Mills, Frederick, and Howard County, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tysons Corner, Virginia; and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s website is www.offitkurman.com