FastMed Urgent Care Partners with Children’s Museum Tucson for “S.T.E.A.M. Sundays”

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Educational summer events part of year-long sponsorship by FastMed

Phoenix, AZ, June 1, 2016 – FastMed Urgent Care, the second largest and fastest growing independent urgent care organization in the U.S., will participate in the Children’s Museum Tucson’s S.T.E.A.M. Sundays this summer as part of a broader year-long partnership with the museum.  This engaging program focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (“S.T.E.A.M.”) runs for 16 weeks on Sundays, 10am-2pm, and FastMed will be part of the next S.T.E.A.M. event on Sunday, June 5th

“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 Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of FastMed.  “We are excited to partner with the Children’s Museum Tucson to bring fun, educational programs that support the overall health and advancement of the community’s youth.” 

To encourage the whole family to participate, admission is reduced to $2 per person on S.T.E.A.M. Sundays, which occur every Sunday through September 4th.  FastMed will bring engaging activities that help children not only understand more about why taking care of their health is important, but also introduce youngsters to careers in healthcare.    

“Support from partners like FastMed enables us to create innovative programs for our visitors,” said Michael Luria, executive director of the Children’s Museum Tucson. “We believe it’s an important part of our mission to educate children on the benefits of good health and inspire them to pursue careers in healthcare, so we are thrilled to have FastMed as a community partner.”

Headquartered in Arizona, FastMed has six of its 34 Arizona locations in the Tucson area 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 for the third year in a row, growing by more than 1,000% between 2011 and 2015.  FastMed is owned by ABRY Partners, one of the most successful and renowned 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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