Middle Tennessee locations offer convenient, accessible health care
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The first two of four new Sanitas Medical Centers opened Monday, Nov. 9 in Middle Tennessee to serve BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members. The new offices, located at 330 Wallace Rd. in Antioch and 1648 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro, will be open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sanitas Medical Centers will provide BlueCross members enhanced access to comprehensive primary care and urgent care services for the entire family as part of a joint venture by Sanitas and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. A third Middle Tennessee center will open at 2700 Gallatin Pike, Suite A in East Nashville by the end of 2020, and the fourth location at 330 Mayfield Drive in Cool Springs is set to open in early 2021.
The practices will offer a variety of services including preventive care, urgent care, chronic condition management, lab work and diagnostic imaging services. The Murfreesboro location, which serves as the flagship for the Middle Tennessee offices, will also offer children’s health services, massage therapy, physical therapy, allergy services and community use spaces.
In addition to the four facilities in Middle Tennessee, BlueCross members in West Tennessee will have access to four Sanitas locations in the greater Memphis area, with three opening by the end of December and one in spring 2021.
“We’re thrilled to partner with a forward-looking health plan like BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. They share our passion to build healthier communities through a new and innovative health care model that is local, easy to access, affordable and puts consumers at the center,” said Sergio Martinez, Global CEO for Keralty, the parent company of Sanitas. “We’ve built a next-generation hybrid model that blends primary care, urgent care and community care, in order to transform the consumer health experience and deliver measurably better health outcomes in each of the communities we serve.”
Sanitas will offer scheduled and same-day appointments, walk-in capacity, and night and weekend service hours to make primary care more convenient. All services are available to BlueCross members, including those with Medicare and BlueCare plans.
“Sanitas Medical Centers will enhance our members’ access to care and make health care services more affordable for them, which can improve overall health outcomes,” said Scott Pierce, executive vice president and chief operating officer for BlueCross. “We’re excited to continue building on our successful primary care partnerships across the state.”
The Sanitas partnership builds on efforts by BlueCross to help expand quality primary care throughout Tennessee over the past several years with existing provider partners.
In 2015, BlueCross launched its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), a clinical quality initiative that has since driven a 5.7% reduction in inpatient admissions, and a 2.9% reduction in emergency room visits for members served by participating PCMH practices. Last year, the company issued the first in a series of innovation grants to help providers around the state enhance the member care experience through investments in technology. Earlier this year, BlueCross launched the Medical Home Partnership to further support quality, care coordination, and cost efficiency.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and is celebrating its 75th anniversary of bringing peace of mind to its members and local communities. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at bcbstnews.com.
About Sanitas, a Keralty company
Sanitas USA is a subsidiary of Keralty, a leading multinational health organization serving more than 5 million people with presence in Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Sanitas also includes educational and socially focused organizations that complement its world of health mission. In the U.S., Sanitas has 58 medical centers throughout Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Connecticut and New Jersey in close partnership with local leading health insurance organizations. Sanitas brings a unique integrated care model that improves access to quality and culturally relevant primary and urgent care while reducing the total cost of care. For more information about Sanitas in Tennessee visit mysanitas.com/tn.