Multinational Healthcare Provider Sanitas Opens First Medical Center in NJ

In collaboration with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Sanitas, a leading multinational health business group, opens a healthcare facility in Union City. The Sanitas Medical Center is currently accepting appointments for January 2018. Two more centers are also slated to open in Belleville and Jersey City early next year.

The medical centers are independently owned and operated by Sanitas and will provide family primary care services, comprehensive urgent care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services as well as educational programs in wellness and disease management.

The Union City center, located at 3196 Kennedy Blvd., will also have an onsite Horizon Connect retail center providing a “unique member/patient experience,” according to the two companies.

“We have selected a great medical team of local doctors, nurses and staff, and we’re thrilled to start caring for the community of Union City,” says Dr. Fernando Fonseca, Sanitas CEO. “Our approach to care is centered on our patients and their families, giving them more time with their doctor and the convenience of a one-stop medical center for their everyday healthcare needs. Our expansion in New Jersey will continue to build upon our success in Florida and Connecticut as well as more than 40 years of experience providing quality care to more than 3 million people in South America.”

According to Kevin Conlin, Horizon executive vice president and COO, “Our goal is to be there for the people of the Latino community where they live and work in every corner of New Jersey. The Sanitas Medical Centers will be vital by providing access to much needed medical care as an alternative to the emergency room setting.”

Hispanics are the largest minority group in the state and projected to continue to increase substantially, according to the latest US Census data. Union City and a cluster of Hudson County communities house one of the biggest concentrations of Hispanics. The growth creates demands for more linguistically and culturally relevant healthcare services that appropriately address common health disparities suffered among the Hispanic population, according to Horizon and Satinas.

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