FastMed Cares Initiative Renews Keep Cooler Program for 5th Year in North Carolina

Clayton, NC, June 3, 2015 – FastMed Urgent Care has re-launched its annual “Keep Cooler Program” for the 2015 summer sports season.  Through the FastMed Keep Cooler Program, FastMed Urgent Care clinics donate five-gallon water coolers to local schools, athletic departments, sports associations and non-profit organizations.

The Keep Cooler program was started in 2011 and has provided five-gallon water coolers to over 250 middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, local parks and recreation departments, sports associations and non-profit organizations.  Groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, YMCAs and numerous 5K runs, walks and triathlons have also participated in the program.

The Keep Cooler Program supports healthy hydration among young student and recreational athletes in the communities FastMed serves, particularly during outside play in the hotter months, to promote hydration, educate players on heat recognition and avoid heat-related illness and sports injuries.

“FastMed’s Keep Cooler Program is an important initiative in battling heat-related illnesses,” said Melvin G. Lee, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, FastMed Urgent Care in North Carolina.  “Since we launched the Keep Cooler Program in 2011 our communities continue to benefit each year from this healthcare tool, designed to be a constant reminder of the dangers of heat illness, and the importance of prevention, recognition and treatment.”

Contact the FastMed Cares Community Program to learn how your local school or organization can receive a five-gallon water cooler to promote hydration, heat awareness and injury prevention through the Keep Cooler Program.  Visit www.fastmed.com/fastmedcares and click on Keep Cooler or call 919.550.0821 and ask to speak to a FastMed community relations representative.

About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is an owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market.  The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed clinics hold The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care.  For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.  FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.

About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements.  The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value.  Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies.  For more information, please visit www.comvest.com.

Contact:
Reuel Heyden
Sr. Dir. of Communications | Marketing
FastMed Urgent Care
Phone: 919.550.0821x1016
Email: r.heyden@fastmed.com