Bon Secours and American Family Care Strengthen Partnership in Upstate

March 2, 2023

Bon Secours will now operate 18 urgent care facilities in Upstate South Carolina

(GREENVILLE, SC) – March 1, 2023 – Bon Secours is expanding its network of urgent care centers in Upstate South Carolina through their affiliation with American Family Care (AFC). In an acquisition that will bolster its eight existing AFC locations, Bon Secours has acquired ten additional AFC facilities previously owned by Upstate Healthcare Holdings, LLC (UHH) and Groves Enterprises, Inc., which includes seven existing facilities and three locations that are in development. The new ownership structure will take effect on March 1, 2023.

“This partnership supports our health system’s goal of expanding and scaling our urgent care offerings to provide more access to same-day care, filling current gaps and making health care easier for patients in Upstate,” said Matt Caldwell, president of the Bon Secours Greenville market. “Our vision is to deliver welcoming, exceptional care that is personalized, quick and convenient.” If specialty care is needed following a patient’s visit, the AFC-Bon Secours medical team will coordinate that for the patient. And, if more critical care is needed AFC-Bon Secours providers will connect patients and their loved ones to nearby hospitals.

Upstate Healthcare Holdings, LLC, represented by Managing Member Tim Groves, has rapidly expanded AFC’s presence in the Upstate over the last five years. Groves is thrilled that AFC patients will now have immediate access to Bon Secours entire health care system if more care is needed. “This expansion will build upon AFC’s commitment to quality patient care and services, while also offering our employees expanded career opportunities within the Bon Secours health care network.” Groves explains.

The AFC clinics owned by Bon Secours are all designed for patients who need convenient retail sites with free, easy parking, walk-in appointments, and the added connection to a health system if more care is needed. “The partnerships with Upstate Healthcare Holdings, LLC and Bon Secours over the last decade have elevated access to healthcare for Upstate families. AFC celebrated its 40th year of providing affordable healthcare to patients of all ages and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Bon Secours” says Jason Badyrka, Chief Operating Officer of American Family Care.

About American Family Care:

Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of convenient, patient-centric healthcare. Today, with more than 300 clinics and 1,500 in-network providers caring for over 6 million patients a year, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit

About Bon Secours – Greenville: 

Bon Secours St. Francis is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Bon Secours St. Francis provides compassionate medical care to thousands of area residents through Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown and Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside, as well as a network of primary and specialty care practices, and ambulatory care sites across the Greenville region. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, BSMH provided more than $600 million dollars in community investments across five states in 2021, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to health care for our patients in need. In addition to charity care, BSMH invests in programs that address chronic illness, affordable housing, access to healthy food, education and wellness programs, transportation, workforce development and other social determinants of health that directly affect the communities we serve. The mission of Bon Secours St. Francis is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit

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