TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Wellpoint Health Services Corp. today announced the acquisition of two long standing health centres in British Columbia. The company has acquired The Maple Medical Clinic located in Vancouver and Kings Cross Medical Centre located in Surrey. Both will become Wellpoint Health as of July 31, 2012.
"Our mission is to continue delivering the highest-quality corporate and occupational medical services across Canada. Our latest acquisition allows us to add an impressive group of physicians and staff to our existing national network. Our expansion ensures that our focus remains on providing the very best medical services to our corporate clients and patients," says Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, CEO of Wellpoint Health.
In addition to ensuring seamless primary medical services to over 35,000 patients annually, between both locations, Wellpoint Health will add a number of new technologies and services. The services will include comprehensive corporate pre-placement medicals, drug and alcohol testing, travel medicine, return to work programs, and more.
"Wellpoint is the Canadian leader at integrating new technologies with global best practices to deliver leading-edge medical services. Our commitment to customer service will help us meet the increasing demand for our services, as we continue to be the provider of choice for Canadian employers," says Dr. Sharma.
The new Wellpoint Health locations are part of a continued British Columbia expansion, which already includes a Coquitlam location.
SOURCE: Wellpoint Health Services
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