(Irvine, California – March 3, 2022) – Akeso Occupational Health announced today the acquisition of Industrial Family Medical Care (IFMC) located in El Centro, CA. Well known as the premier provider of occupational health services to local employers, the clinic will continue provide work injury care and other employer-related health services to its clients under the Akeso brand.
“By joining forces with Akeso, it gives our clinic the ability to focus on improving outcomes, lowering costs and delivering patient-centered care to our clients” said clinic founder and Medical Director Dr. Fredrick Arbenz. “Our location in the Imperial Valley serves a robust roster of clients that are vital to the local economy–by partnering with Akeso, we have the ability to leverage their operational experience, and ultimately provide better services and cost-savings to our clients.”
Founded in 2003, the clinic provides health services a broad array of employers and workers in the agricultural, municipal, law enforcement and corrections industries. Dr. Arbenz who will continue his long tenure as Medical Director.
This acquisition is part of Akeso’s vision to build a highly scaled independent occupational health care platform and marks the seventh major acquisition for the company. “This partnership increases Akeso’s coverage to nine occupational health clinics in California, and further strengthens our ability to drive superior injured worker outcomes for a growing network of employers and payors,” said Chuck Kruger, CEO of Akeso.
“We were attracted us to Dr. Arbenz’s practice due to its consistent top-ranking for outcomes and strong dedication to improving the health of local workers. This practice provides us with a unique opportunity to support and build on this strong reputation in Imperial County to better serve the local community” continued Kruger.
Akeso Occupational Health establishes occupational medicine clinic groups that improve injured worker outcomes through a focus on the patient and a commitment to better partnerships with the payor. They identify high performing doctors with like-minded goals of improving patient care and bring them together under an organization that has the resources and experience to support quality care. At the same time, Akeso reduces the friction that harms the key constituents in the worker compensation system: employers, payors, doctors, and–most importantly–the injured worker.
About Akeso Occupational Health (www.akesomedical.com)
Akeso Occupational Health develops occupational medicine clinic groups that improve injured worker outcomes through a focus on the patient and a commitment to better partnerships with the payor. The experts at Akeso believe the key to fixing the workers’ compensation system centers around a dedicated group of physicians committed to the right care, without financial incentives for over-treating injured workers. These highly skilled physicians are backed by a clinical organization that works more closely with the insurance carrier and employer to make sure that the right care is delivered in a timelier manner.
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