Graves Gilbert Clinic Announces Merger with OHP Work Care / SouthernCare Walk-In Clinics

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bowling Green, KY (March 29, 2017) – Graves-Gilbert Clinic is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with OHP Walk-In Clinics, LLC (“OHP”), an affiliate of Houchens Industries, to merge the OHP Work Care / SouthernCare Walk-In Clinics into Graves-Gilbert Clinic’s operations.  The parties will be working diligently over the coming months to complete the transaction.  During the transition process and following the merger, OHP and its dedicated employees will continue to offer its customers and patients the highest level of service.

Over the last several years, OHP Work Care has been a leading provider of occupational healthcare to businesses throughout Warren County and the surrounding communities.  In partnership with Houchens Industries, the company expanded to three locations in Bowling Green, KY and began providing the convenience of walk-in care through its SouthernCare Walk-In Clinics.  The company opened its fourth and newest location in Franklin, KY in August 2016.

“Merging OHP’s operations into Graves-Gilbert Clinic is a logical next step in the evolution of our business, providing the potential for enhanced service offerings to corporate clients and broader resources to support our walk-in patients,” said Charles Fortney, President of OHP.

Graves-Gilbert Clinic was founded in 1937 and today includes an integrated network of over 170 providers representing more than 21 medical specialties.  Graves-Gilbert Clinic leads the way in medical innovation and technology, and serves South Central Kentucky with the same level of care and dedication that their founding fathers promised over 80 years ago.

“Industrial medicine has been an area of strategic interest for Graves-Gilbert Clinic, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to enter this important segment of the healthcare market with the experience and expertise of the OHP team,” said Chris Thorn, CEO of Graves-Gilbert Clinic.  “We look forward to combining our capabilities and resources to continue to expand in occupational healthcare and walk-in patient care,” said Robert Wesley, MD.

Several Houchens Industries subsidiaries in the local community will continue to be important customers of OHP Work Care going forward.  “We are excited to participate in this important transaction and believe the combination will strengthen both OHP and Graves-Gilbert Clinic,” said Spencer Coates, President of Houchens Industries.

Media Contacts:

OHP Walk-In Clinics, LLC
Charles Fortney
(270) 495-0630

Graves-Gilbert Clinic
Chris Thorn, Robert Wesley, MD
(270) 780-0543

Houchens Industries, Inc.
Alan Larsen
(270) 785-2848