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Health Company Optum Acquires MedExpress

Optum Health Services

Health services company Optum has acquired walk-in medical care provider MedExpress.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Optum announced the sale earlier this month. It is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation's largest health insurer.

MedExpress operates 141 neighborhood medical centers in 11 states with plans to open 25 to 30 additional centers this year. It has 23 locations in West Virginia.

MedExpress spokeswoman Kelly Sorice says the company will retain its administrative offices in Morgantown and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in Morgantown in 2001.

MedExpress CEO Frank Alderman says the new partnership will help MedExpress' focus on improving the health of the communities it serves.

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