WESTON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/29/08 -- Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUC), Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPCM).
Having announced last week that it has reached a quarter of a million visits as of January 15, 2008, ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUC) should continue to have the attention of investors this morning. Monday after the markets closed, the company, a one-stop-shop where patients can receive premier health care, after-hours, at a fraction of the cost of emergency room visits, issued a press release announcing that it has signed a national infusion contract with MD Medicare Choice.
More great news for ERUC! This contract will consist of IV Therapy, HIV, Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Cell Therapy, Immunotherapy and Pain Management. The program will take place at all ER Urgent Care Center and Doctors Family locations. According to the press release, the financial impact to the company will be approximately $250,000 in income monthly with no increase in overhead. That is an annual estimate of $3 Million to the bottom line of ERUC. In addition it will expose each center to an average of 10 to 15 new patients daily.
Wall Street News Alert is continuing to place Aggressive Investors on alert to monitor the progress ER Urgent Care Centers! "This contract will have a tremendous impact to our financials statement. A $3 Million increase in revenues is very significant. 2008 is off to another record year for increase in revenues," said Jerry Miller, ERUC Founder.
ERUC closed Monday at under a Penny a share.
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In case you are not familiar with the company: ERUC Management Company Inc. operates ER Urgent Care Centers in the South Florida area. The "true, bona-fide," "Urgent Care Center" is a one-stop-shop where patients can receive premier health care, after-hours, at a fraction of the cost of emergency room visits. With the "Urgent Care Center" model emergency rooms will no longer lose money on ER patients with minor injuries and illnesses and the HMOs will no longer have to pay exorbitant claims for non-admitted patients. ER Urgent Care Centers create a win-win situation for everyone, filling the financial and service gap between primary care physicians (PCPs) and hospital emergency rooms.
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) up 0.5% on 746,000 shares traded. Community Health Systems, Inc. is the largest publicly traded hospital company in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-size markets throughout the country.
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) up 0.7% on 4.4 million shares traded. Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology -- alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the health of people and communities. Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and community.
IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPCM) up 6.4% on 209,000 shares traded. Founded in 1995, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. is a leading provider of hospitalist services in the United States. IPC's physicians manage and coordinate the care of hospitalized patients and serve as the inpatient partner of primary care physicians and specialists. IPC assists hospitals and payors in improving quality of inpatient care, increasing operating efficiencies and reducing costs.
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