Earnings & Deals: Adventist HealthCare plans to open urgent care centers -- Gazette.Net


Gaithersburg-based Adventist HealthCare plans to open urgent care centers in Germantown, Rockville and Laurel by early 2015 through a partnership with Maitland, Fla.-based Centra Care, executives said this week.

Centra Care operates about a dozen urgent care centers in Florida. The new centers will help Adventist meet a growing need for health care options for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses, said Terry Forde, interim president and CEO for Adventist HealthCare.

The facilities will be in free-standing buildings and add as many as 30 new jobs. They will feature online appointment capabilities, walk-in appointments, on-site lab work, X-rays, physicals and immunizations.

Bethesda biotech Northwest Biotherapeutics agreed to sell $15 million in stock to a single investor, with an option for the investor to purchase up to $17 million more in stock.

The placement is expected to close by Tuesday. Northwest did not disclose the investor, but H.C. Wainwright & Co. is the placement agent.

Adventure course company Go Ape USA moved its headquarters from Rockville to a larger office at the Glass Factory in Frederick.

Go Ape has zip line adventure courses in Rockville, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana and Missouri.

Bethesda defense giant Lockheed Martin opened an office in Israel on Wednesday to support the corporation’s growing presence there.

The company also established a science, technology and research investment fund in universities in the Republic of Korea.