ATLANTA, May 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANCI), operator of urgent and primary care centers and a national network of ancillary health care providers, announced today the engagement of urgent care executive consultant, Norman Winland.

Mr. Winland has over 23 years of experience growing and managing successful urgent care companies. He spent over 15 years with Dallas-based, CareNow, where he served as Senior Vice President responsible for the comprehensive management of the company's 18 urgent care centers. His duties included, among other things, management of center operations, oversight of site- and company-level marketing, site selection and development of de novo centers, IT management, new product and service line implementation, and general financial and revenue cycle oversight. Mr. Winland was instrumental in CareNow's growth from 4 to 18 locations. He later served as Director of Urgent Care Operations for Tenet Healthcare Corporation, where he assisted in Tenet's entry into the urgent care market. Most recently, Mr. Winland served as Chief Operating Officer for PrimaCare Medical Centers, an 11-site urgent care company located in Dallas, Texas. As COO, Mr. Winland managed all operational aspects of the urgent care business and ultimately played an integral role in PrimaCare's sale to NextCare Holdings, Inc.

"Mr. Winland's successful track record in the urgent care industry made him an ideal candidate, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team," said John Pappajohn, the company's Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer. "We believe Mr. Winland will not only contribute to the improvement of our existing operations, but will provide valuable insight and leadership as we continue to execute our aggressive growth strategy in the urgent and primary care sector.  We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Mr. Winland," said Mr. Pappajohn.

Under the consulting agreement, Mr. Winland will serve on a full-time basis for a term of up to 90 days. The company and Mr. Winland are in discussions regarding full-time employment pending the mutually satisfactory completion of the consulting period.

About American CareSource Holdings, Inc.:

American CareSource is the owner and operator of a growing chain of urgent care centers located in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Virginia. American CareSource strives to improve access to quality medical care by offering extended hours and weekend service on a walk-in and appointment basis. The Company's centers will provide consumers with alternatives to address challenges created by limited access to care and rising health care costs. The Company also operates a national network of ancillary care providers that includes approximately 4,800 ancillary service providers and approximately 33,000 sites. For additional information, please visit
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