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Children’s Health Partners With On-Demand Medical Care Startup Mend

December 24, 2015
by Heather Landi
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Mend, a Dallas-based healthcare startup that offers on-demand house calls, announced that it has formed a partnership with Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health).

As an official affiliate of Children’s Health, Mend will be expanding its reach beyond its Dallas base, the company said in a release. It’s considered to be the first partnership of its kind where a legacy academic health system has strategically partnered with an early stage startup.

The partnership will allow Mend to expand rapidly in both geographic scope, and the breadth of services and technology integrations that it can provide, Mend founder and CEO Jonathan Clarke, M.D., said in a statement. Mend is now opening bases in Frisco, McKinney, Southlake and Flower Mound, with plans to expand further in 2016.

Dr. Clarke, a board certified emergency physician, launched Mend this past March. The startup provides Dallas residents with on-call urgent medical care in the form of house calls and mobile clinics.

“Mend is honored to announce today that we’ve partnered with Children’s Health. Through our affiliation with Children’s Health, we’re creating a new future of healthcare, providing entire families with an unparalleled experience that combines the best of both high touch and high tech.,” Dr. Clarke said.

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