FastMed Urgent Care Joins Junior Achievement of Arizona to Support Financial Literacy Among Children

FastMed celebrates the opening of its first BizTown shop

Phoenix, AZ, Apr. 21, 2016 – FastMed Urgent Care, the second largest and fastest growing independent urgent care organization in the U.S., celebrated the opening of its first BizTown shop on April 8th at Junior Achievement of Arizona (“JAAZ”) in Tempe.  Joined by JAAZ leaders, board members and student ambassadors, as well as more than 75 fifth and sixth graders, FastMed President & CEO, Kyle A. Bohannon, the company’s mascot, FastMed Fred, and a JAAZ student ambassador led the ribbon-cutting.

“Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our patients and their families, and that commitment extends beyond the medical care we provide within our clinics,” said Bohannon at the ribbon-cutting.  “We recognize that educating our community’s youth is a critical step in supporting the overall health of our state, and we are proud to partner with Junior Achievement of Arizona in this endeavor.” 

JA BizTown® is a learning experience that teaches 4th, 5th and 6th grade students economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a student-sized town built just for them, combining in-classroom learning with real-world application.  FastMed has also engaged with Junior Achievement of the Carolinas and will open a FastMed Urgent Care shop in the BizTown, located in Charlotte, North Carolina in August 2016. 

“The partnership between non-profit and for-profit organizations, like FastMed, is key to accomplishing our mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy,“ said Katherine Cecala, Junior Achievement President.  “We are proud to have FastMed in JA BizTown and excited to be a part of their community commitment.” 

Headquartered in the Valley of the Sun, FastMed has 34 locations in Arizona and more than 100 total locations across Arizona, North Carolina and Texas.  In 2015, the company was ranked by Inc. 5000 as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, growing by more than 1000% between 2011 and 2015.  FastMed is owned by ABRY Partners, one of the most successful private equity firms in the U.S. 

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About FastMed Urgent Care

FastMed Urgent Care is an owner and operator of urgent care facilities with more than 100 locations across Arizona, North Carolina and Texas.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of walk-in medicine for non-emergent healthcare needs 365 days per year through licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  FastMed clinics hold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation in health care quality and safety in ambulatory health care.  FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of ABRY Partners.

About ABRY Partners

Founded in 1989, ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, business and information services-focused private equity investment firms in North America.  Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 450 properties.  The firm is currently managing more than $4.3 billion of total capital and investing out of a $1.9 billion private equity fund, $950 million senior equity fund and a $1.5 billion senior debt fund.


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