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For immediate release – July 20, 2016 
OU Physicians and CareATC, Inc. announce affiliation agreement to enhance quality health care in Oklahoma City
(Oklahoma City) OU Physicians, the state’s largest physicians group, and CareATC, Inc., a Tulsa-based provider of on-site employer health clinics, today announced an affiliation agreement designed to enhance care at future Oklahoma City clinic locations.
With more than 950 doctors and advanced practice providers, OU Physicians delivers expert care in almost every adult and child specialty. CareATC provides direct primary care and wellness services to more than 30 employers in Oklahoma. The affiliation will give CareATC patients access to the more specialized services offered by OU Physicians providers.
“At OU Physicians, we are committed to delivering comprehensive, high-quality health care in the most efficient manner possible. With the rapid changes in today’s health care environment, it is critical to explore smart, innovative ways to improve our citizens’ access to necessary treatments and preventive care, and this affiliation is evidence of that,” said Brian Maddy, Chief Executive Officer of OU Physicians. “By collaborating with CareATC and sharing our expertise, we can provide services to a larger population of patients and make sure more Oklahomans get the resources they need to lead healthier lives.  We are very excited about the collaboration and the positive results it will produce.”  
Both entities believe the collaboration will increase access to health care services and enhance quality, safety and efficiency in care delivery.
“At CareATC, we believe that healthcare doesn't have to be complicated. That’s why we simplify and enhance the patient experience by offering convenient access to exceptional primary care services - free of barriers and full of value,” said Philip Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer of CareATC. “The affiliation with OU Physicians will strengthen our ability to improve the health of Oklahoma’s working class by opening more doors for our members beyond the scope of primary care. We are very optimistic about the results that this collaboration could produce.”
The affiliation agreement covers future CareATC clinic locations that are added in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. 
About OU Physicians
With more than 660 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and in Edmond, Midwest City, Enid and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians.
About CareATC, Inc.
CareATC Inc. is a Tulsa-based provider of on-site primary care and workforce health services. Since 2000, they’ve partnered with employers of every size to help take control of rising healthcare costs. 
Through a network of on-site and shared-site primary care centers, CareATC aims to change the healthcare culture of the groups they serve by promoting health, preventing disease, and providing a shorter path to care. Their unique approach addresses the fundamental need for better health by focusing on both preventive and chronic care needs of employees and their families.
Today, CareATC is recognized as a national leader in workforce health, serving over 100 employer groups in 22 states.
For information about the news release, contact:
Paul Sund (405) 271-1542
OU Physicians