Irvine, Calif. July 6, 2022 - Akeso Occupational Health announced today the acquisition of WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists, San Diego’s premier occupational health provider with clinic locations in Oceanside, Vista, Mission Valley and National City, CA.
“WorkPartners is well known as San Diego County’s top-rated company dedicated exclusively to occupational health. We are honored to join forces with Dr. Ma and the entire WorkPartners team to continue to provide the highest level of clinical care to injured workers in San Diego County. This transaction is part of Akeso’s vision to build a state-wide network of independent occupational health clinics and marks the eighth major transaction for the company, increasing our total network to 13 clinics,” said Chuck Kruger, CEO of Akeso.
Kruger added, “I am also extremely excited to announce that Dr. Gene Ma, who has served as WorkPartners CEO since its founding, will be joining the Akeso Executive Team as our Chief Medical Officer.”
Dr. Ma added, "We are ecstatic to be joining the rapidly growing Akeso family of clinics, an organization dedicated to redefining the occupational health industry through a commitment to service, quality and exceptional clinical outcomes. The synergy between our two organizations was apparent from the outset, but the infusion of talent, resources and operational expertise of Akeso will position us to expand our ability to deliver the service experience synonymous with WorkPartners in an accelerated fashion."
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.
About WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists (www.workpartnersohs.com)
WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists was formed in 2012 with a founding principle that collaboration between key stakeholders in the Workers’ Compensation ecosystem could drive not only lower costs but better outcomes for our patients. Since that time, WorkPartners has expanded to 4 locations in San Diego County serving almost 3,000 partners while establishing itself as the region’s fastest growing and top-rated practice dedicated exclusively to occupational medicine. WorkPartners also runs Elevate, San Diego’s premier annual workers compensation conference.
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