88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Today, Morton Hospital, a part of the Steward Health Care System (Steward), and Health Express, a growing urgent care provider in Massachusetts, announced the opening of a new urgent care center at 106 Route 44 in Raynham. The new urgent care site – Health Express with Morton Hospital – is open seven days a week with evening and weekend hours convenient for patients and families. The hours are Monday-Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
“When a patient needs immediate medical attention for non-life threatening events, Health Express with Morton Hospital offers a convenient alternative to an Emergency Department visit,” said Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA, Morton Hospital president. “Our new partnership with Health Express enhances our commitment to providing quality care where and when our patients need it.”
If an urgent medical need arises, a patient’s primary care physician (PCP) may not have an available appointment or be open after hours or during the weekend. Health Express with Morton Hospital is a convenient extension of a patient’s PCP’s office. Patients can now visit Health Express with Morton Hospital for treatment of common illnesses (e.g., cold, flu, strep throat, etc.), cuts, fractures and other non-life threatening injuries. No appointment or referral is necessary and the insurance co-pay is comparable to an office visit with a PCP. All patients visiting Health Express with Morton Hospital are seen by board-certified emergency room physicians employed by the Steward Medical Group.
"Health Express is proud to partner with Morton Hospital to bring the highest quality urgent care services to the region. We use only board certified emergency room specialists to provide care that is timely, efficient and cost effective in a beautifully renovated facility," added Chris Whelan, co-founder of Health Express.
Steward now has the largest integrated network of urgent care providers in Massachusetts with 24 affiliated urgent care locations to be opened within the next year. Steward will open a Health Express urgent care center in Norwood in July. For more information about Health Express with Morton Hospital, please visit steward.org/healthexpress or call 781-626-5500.
About Morton Hospital
Morton Hospital is a 154-bed acute-care hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to Taunton and the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. The hospital's strengths include cancer care, diabetes care, imaging services, maternity care, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, surgery and wound healing. Morton Hospital is routinely recognized for medical excellence and was named a 2013 Top Hospital for quality and patient safety by the Leapfrog Group. Morton Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 11 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.
About Health Express
Health Express of Massachusetts operates four urgent care facilities in Massachusetts that provide comprehensive adult and pediatric urgent care. Each site is staffed exclusively with highly trained board-certified emergency room physicians who have years of experience treating a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. Heath Express facilities are equipped to treat small injuries such as cuts and bruises or more severe problems like fractures and lacerations. Locations include Pembroke, Plymouth, Raynham, Weymouth and a facility that will open in Norwood this July. To learn more visit www.healthexpressma.com.