Committed to your health and wellbeing
We strive to keep people healthy in their own community through a range of innovative and accessible local healthcare services, putting the patient’s welfare and care at the heart of everything we do.
“We put you, our patient, first and design our services around you using best medical practice, delivered to you with kindness and humility.”
Dr Maurice Cox, CEO
The evolution of the company
Dr Maurice Cox joins with Dr Ray Power to form Centric Health and acquires its first practice in Phibsbora, Phoenix Medical. Over the following years, more and more GP practices join the network. In 2005 Vhi SwiftCare Clinics, Ireland's first urgent care clinics, are established as a joint venture between Vhi and Centric Health.
In 2007, Centric Health acquires a stake in Global Diagnostics, a radiology business with operations in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Expansion of a network of GP Partnerships continued during this period. Over the following years, Global Diagnostics is expanded throughout Ireland and the UK.
2010 - 2015
Centric Health invests in the building of large Primary Health Centres in Leinster bringing a number of allied health services together under one roof. Investment in dental practice acquisition and the purchase of Primacare also occurs.
2016 - 2020
Centric Health expands GP practice partnerships outside of Leinster into all provinces in Ireland. In 2017, VHI acquires the Swiftcare clinics from Centric Health. Global Vision is formed, a retinopathy service for diabetic patients, that grows to serve 50% of the Irish market for this cohort. Centric Health expands into the Netherlands, acquiring its first primary care centre in Amsterdam.
2021 - to date
Expansion of the Centric Health network of GP clinics continues throughout Ireland, 76 in total by 2023. Global Diagnostics and Global Vision are acquired by Medica, enabling Centric Health to focus on its core primary care & research and development work centred around chronic disease management and preventative healthcare. Centric Health expands in Germany and continues its growth in the Netherlands.
Dr. Maurice Cox - CEO
Mike Maloney - Chairman
Sir Ian Carruthers
Aodha O'Connor COO
Dr. Ray Power
Dr. Tim Haggett