Chain of Clinics Started by Rick Scott Changes Name

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

A chain of urgent care clinics started by Florida Gov. Rick Scott is changing its name.

Solantic announced this week that it's jettisoning the name it has had since Scott helped start the clinics more than a decade ago.

A release from the company says that by October, all 29 clinics in the state will be renamed CareSpot Express Healthcare. Company CEO Mike Klein says the change is part of a "new vision" and "new brand" for the company.

Scott sold his interest in the chain last year after he was criticized for potential conflict of interest. Scott's shares were bought by the New York investment firm of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

Last year the company moved part of its corporate headquarters from Jacksonville to Nashville.


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  • by common sense on May 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    Really state workers are taxpayers also. getting paid the lowest wages in the country with the price of food and everthing else going up we'll be in deep ishh soon. Scott is wrecking florida for his own benefit. Maybe they should change the name of the clinics to "Satanic"
  • by Neo on May 18, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    It's easy to confuse Solantic with Solyndra.
  • by Mark Location: Tallahassee on May 17, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    I can not wait to see this clown out of office. Hopefully we can get someone in there that actually gives a rat's rear-end about the citizens of the State of Florida!
  • by Nick Location: Tallahassee on May 17, 2012 at 08:12 AM
    Florida already had the smallest government work force (in both size and cost) per capita of any state in the country. His cuts are hurting all of Florida. Just look at how his huge cuts to education have led to drastically lower FCAT scores. He's done nothing but try to enrich himself and his cronies. He proposes laws that are clearly illegal and then spends our tax dollars defending them in court. He is bad for Florida.
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      by Bubba on May 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM in reply to Nick
      Amen!
  • by Frank on May 17, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    So?!
  • by Neo on May 16, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    Bill O'Reilly once said a big, steaming pile would still smell the same.
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    That man is just scary looking!
  • by Behind the fence Location: Perry on May 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
    Well this is really no surprise...trying to make a little distance from the alien. I see he is already on his 3rd...yes third chief of staff in just a year and a half...has to be a record. I've never seen one person make people madder than a blind man in a wet tee-shirt contest...and I thought he was going to cut all those "big" salaries...his last chief of staff made 180,000! what flapdoodle. Pack your bags chrome dome!
  • by grady on May 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM
    what can you say? this guy should obviously be in prison.
  • by the emperor has no clothes Location: Tallahassee on May 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
    The "Exxon Valdez" was renamed the "Oriental Nicety". Now we have our own ship-wreck of a Governor nobody wants to be associated with. But Scott surrounds himself with "yes" men so he won't find out until it's too late.
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