Sal Cannizzaro, CEO
SFC Enterprises, Inc.
Immediate Care Medical Walk-In
Marlboro Medical Arts Building
479 Route 520, Suite A103
Marlboro, NJ 07746
OVERVIEW: The Immediate Care vision is to be the emblem for superior quality, patient centered care in the communities they serve. They are creating a new standard for urgent care services, one that combines a personalized, caring environment with a commitment to providing compassionate and convenient healthcare services.
With your background not originally being in the medical field, what made you want to move into urgent care centers in NJ?
My vision of building and opening a medical complex came from wanting a place where I myself could go for emergency services, X-rays, and lab work as well as my primary doctor. While plans for the Marlboro Medical Arts Building were on hold, I was introduced to the concept of urgent care centers, from which Immediate Care Medical Walk-In was started. We were finally able to break ground on this facility in August 2016.
How many medical facilities have you opened thus far?
The Marlboro Medical Arts Building houses the ninth urgent care center for Immediate Care Medical Walk-In.
What were the most important factors you considered when choosing the location for the Marlboro Medical Arts Building?
When looking for the ideal property for this facility, I considered the population of the community and surrounding towns, visibility and accessibility for patients. I also looked for a location that I could add to in the future.
Do you plan to expand the Marlboro Medical Arts Building? If so, what do you plan to include?
Yes, we have already begun plans for an additional 24,000 square foot, two-story building that will house a surgery center and medical offices for pain management and sports medicine.
What are some of the surprises or challenges you encountered when building your own medical arts building?
I initially started this project in 2005, but a huge challenge was the recession that the economy encountered shortly after plans were started. However, this challenge brought with it my discovery of the urgent care business from which Immediate Care Medical Walk-In developed.
What other practices are located on premises?
Within the facility is Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Marlboro, CentraState Physical Therapy and Primary Care, Dr. Gostovich, Marlboro Medical Arts Pharmacy, and Dr. Sadek of Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics.
With so many projects and responsibilities, is it difficult to create a work/life balance?
I am very lucky to have a family that is so understanding and supportive of my work. I truly enjoy what I do, which makes them very happy for me. I also have the privilege of working with my son, Frank, who is the Vice President of Construction for SFC Enterprises Inc.
Can you tell us a bit about your involvement in the community?
We make every effort to be involved with all the communities that we are a part of whether that is sponsoring the local schools, participating in town events or hosting blood drives. We are in the business of helping people and that continues outside our urgent care centers.
What’s next for Immediate Care?
Immediate Care is always looking for a new way to make medical treatment more accessible, convenient and cost effective. We plan to continue to implement additional healthcare services and expand to new communities.