Cartersville Medical Center October 22, 2018

Cartersville Medical Center recently revealed plans for its first urgent care to be built along Main Street next to Starbucks as an outparcel of the new Kroger Marketplace. This is the hospital's first step in its efforts to add more points of access to patients throughout Bartow and surrounding markets including Acworth and Kennesaw.

During the recent Groundbreaking Ceremony which was attended by Mayor Matt Santini and Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor, officials said that the facility is expected to open in early 2019 at 10 Main Street Marketplace. The new location accepts most insurance, offers affordable self-pay, and will be open seven days a week 363 days a year. Hours of care will be from 8:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays, and 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekends.

"Historically, our care capacity has been restricted to our hospital campus," said Chris Mosley, CEO of Cartersville Medical. "The model we are pursuing now is to go directly to where people live and work in the community and we found 10 Main Street Marketplace to be the perfect location!"

Cartersville Medical Center joint-ventured with SmartCare Medical Group to develop a frontline retail medical center in the heart of the community providing a convenient, affordable alternative to the emergency room for non-life-threatening injuries.

"Providing a cost-effective health care solution for the county is what this expansion is about, we want to make sure the patients of Cartersville Medical Center can immediately access the network when they need urgent medical care every day, all year long." said Samir Bhatia, CEO of SmartCare Medical Group.

About SmartCare Medical Group

SmartCare Medical Group is a fast-growing urgent care development and management company based out of Atlanta, GA, specializing in creating turn-key points of access for hospital networks to better serve their community. All SmartCare managed facilities are accredited by the nationally recognized Urgent Care Association (UCA). SmartCare prides itself in creating state-of-the-art facilities with an efficient operating model, providing the highest standard of customer service at an affordable price.