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ABC to join PinnacleHealth System

HARRISBURG, Pa (July 13, 2017) -- AllBetterCare (ABC) Urgent Care Center and PinnacleHealth today announced that ABC will affiliate with PinnacleHealth with an expected completion in early fall 2017.

“As healthcare evolves and consolidates in central Pennsylvania, being the urgent care arm of the largest growing and evolving healthcare system in the region is an exciting opportunity for AllBetterCare,” said Gregory Smolin, DO, AllBetterCare CEO.

ABC staffing, medical providers and management oversight at the centers will remain unchanged. Locations in Mechanicsburg, Carlisle and Harrisburg will continue patient care daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is ever needed, but same day check-in is available at AllBetterCare.com

“PinnacleHealth places tremendous value on the wonderful work done by the doctors and staff at ABC in fostering better health and appropriate care in the right setting. We share their vision to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and decrease emergency room wait times,” said Philip Guarneschelli, president and CEO, PinnacleHealth. “By working together, we can provide even more coordinated and cost-effective care across all settings that is easy to access and convenient for our community.”

“With this strategic integration of healthcare entities evolving before us in central Pennsylvania, the possibility for AllBetterCare to be the urgent care provider selected to align and grow with the PinnacleHealth network is an unprecedented opportunity for ABC,” said Smolin. “We will continue to provide the personal, efficient, high-quality walk-in care that we are known for, now with the enhanced resources of a broad provider and facility network.”

Since opening, AllBetterCare has provided care to nearly 100,000 new patients. With 12 physicians, seven physician assistants and staff, ABC provides medical treatment of unexpected illness and injuries seven days a week. ABC also provides occupational medicine services to local employers. More information is available at AllBetterCare.com

About PinnacleHealth System
PinnacleHealth System is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. Its more than 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 8,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and seven acute care hospitals with 905 licensed beds: Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg Hospital, Heart of Lancaster, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of York, and West Shore Hospital. The not-for-profit system anticipates caring for more than 1.2 million area residents in FY 2018. For more information, visit www.pinnaclehealth.org.