MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - July 23, 2007) - ERUC (PINKSHEETS: ERUC) is proud to announce that it has finalized agreements with Maritime Consultants International.
MCI is an organization that is responsible for the medical care of crew members of both cargo and cruise lines that use South Florida ports. South Florida contains two of the busiest ports in the world. Port Everglades is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and moves over 23 tons of cargo annually and is one of the nation's major petroleum storage and distribution hubs. 5,300 ships enter the port annually. Port of Miami is the largest container port in Florida located on 518 acres and is visited by over 4,000 cargo and cruise ships yearly.
ERUC will now provide the after hours care for these crew members arriving in both Port of Miami as well as Port Everglades. Transportation will be provided for the crew members directly to ER Urgent Care Centers, seven days a week. Maritime Intl. is contracted with most major cargo carriers and virtually all cruise lines that enter these ports. The average cruise ship houses over 1,200 crew members.
Jerry Miller Founder stated after the signing, "This is a major contract for ERUC. We are very proud to now be affiliated with the most powerful and fastest growing industry in America. We feel honored that our reputation has spread significantly to the point where we have attracted organizations outside traditional healthcare facilities. Our name branding efforts are working." We hope that many of our shareholders continue to visit our clinics as they have in the past.
About ER Urgent Care
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.
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ER Urgent Care Center is a provider for Amerigroup, Avmed, Humana, Aetna, Medicaid/Medipass/Medi-Kids, Total Health Choice, United Health Care, Beech Street, Dimension Health, Assist Card, Cigna, Corvel, Health Insurance Plans and many more.
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