How has healthcare evolved in the last three decades and what innovations are to come?

TEMPE, AZ, October 18, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — NextCare is turning 30! In 1993, NextCare started with one lone clinic in Mesa, Arizona. With time and perseverance, it has become a leader in urgent care, virtual care and occupational health services. Furthermore, what really matters is what is coming next.

NextCare Celebrates 30 years with a footprint of 170 plus locations across 12 states. As a leader in high access health care, NextCare is taking steps to accomplish this with a new mobile application, hybrid care settings and using a technologically driven mindset to advance the healthcare industry.

Derek Newell, the CEO, is inspired by the opportunity to lead this endeavor. He wants the hardest workers, the most creative minds, and the most caring individuals on his team. Derek has stated, “I am excited to push the boundaries of what healthcare can be. I want to use technology to broaden the scope of patient visits and create efficiencies that make treatment convenient and affordable. I hope to make healthcare more obtainable to anyone who needs it and to create a safe and inviting place for that to happen.” It will be intriguing to see what is to come for NextCare in the next 30 years.

Rosa Fulford, Accounts Payable Manager, has been with NextCare for almost all 30 years! Looking at her time with the company this is what Rosa had to say, “When I first started working at NextCare, we had 4 clinics, we now have over 170. That is a HUGE success not only for NextCare but for me personally. I have been a part of the success as well as the process and growth. For me that is priceless! In my position, each day presents a new challenge and learning opportunity. I have been so fortunate to work with so many talented people and continue to do so.” Everyone at NextCare is excited to see where the company will go next and how it will continue to further help the communities it serves.

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NextCare is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care, virtual care and occupational health services with a focus on transforming the way healthcare is delivered. Through innovation and technology, NextCare is combining virtual care with in-person urgent care settings to deliver accessible, affordable, high-quality healthcare to millions of patients every year throughout 12 states. With 170+ clinics in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming, the company is committed to delivering amazing patient experiences across the country. For more information on NextCare, visit

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