Washington Post Says This Urgent Care Company is a ‘Top Workplace’ in the Mid-Atlantic

Washington Post Says This Urgent Care Company is a ‘Top Workplace’ in the Mid-Atlantic

In a crowded employment market—let alone in the healthcare industry—Patient First has been cited by the Washington Post as one of the top places to work in the entire mid-Atlantic region, based on the Post’s sixth annual Top Workplaces survey. The company says a big part of the reason is employee retention, with many staff members having been on board for over 20  years. Having a workplace where talented staff are fired up to commit …

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When Urgent Care Pitches in During a Disaster, Everybody Wins

When Urgent Care Pitches in During a Disaster, Everybody Wins

Parts of the South and Midwest are fighting to recover from severe storms that brought tornadoes, flooding, death, and destruction recently. And for every displaced family there is a team of first responders working tirelessly to help their communities pick up the pieces. Unfortunately, they can continue to be high risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that flood waters can carry human, animal, medical, industrial, and household waste. Exposure can cause wound …

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UCA Honors an Urgent Care Veteran—and Longtime JUCM Contributor

UCA Honors an Urgent Care Veteran—and Longtime JUCM Contributor

The Urgent Care Association bestowed its Lifetime Membership Award on a true leader in the urgent care industry during its national convention in Palm Beach, FL this week—and it’s someone whose name will be familiar to JUCM readers. Alan Ayers, MBA, MAcc has been a part of urgent care’s growth for many years, from serving as a consultant to urgent care clients and  holding multiple executive-level positions with Concentra, to leading various hospital-affiliated urgent care …

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JUCM Is Again Recognized by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors

JUCM Is Again Recognized by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors

JUCM, The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine was honored in two categories in the 2019 awards competition by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE)—the 16th and 17th times the journal has won a prize in the prestigious national competition. A Pregnant Mother Presenting to Urgent Care with Chickenpox, by Samrana Arefeen, MD and Khalid Aziz, MD garnered a Silver Award in the Best Case History Category. It was published in our December 2018 …

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Make a Charitable Donation, Get a Free Camp Physical

Make a Charitable Donation, Get a Free Camp Physical

When is a free physical not free, but still a bargain? When the true cost is a donation—in any amount the patient chooses—to a charity for children. That’s the deal New England Urgent Care is offering at its West Hartford, CT location for the next couple of weeks. They’ll conduct physicals for children who need one before they can go to summer camp, waiving their normal fee in exchange for a donation of any amount …

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JUCM Brings Home Silver in National Publication Competition

JUCM Brings Home Silver in National Publication Competition

JUCM, The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine won a Silver Award in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editor’s (ASHPE) 2018 Awards Competition, takings its place among winners from much larger publications such as The Journal of Family Practice, the American Journal of Critical Care, and the American Journal of Nursing. JUCM was honored in the Case Report category for an original article published in our September 2017 issue and authored by Ralph Mohty, MS4 …

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Arkansas Urgent Care Doc Donates Services as a Medical Missionary

Arkansas Urgent Care Doc Donates Services as a Medical Missionary

Physicians have a natural inclination to help others; that’s why most chose medicine as a career, after all. Even with a full-time workload, some find they still want more time to share their expertise for the benefit of patients in need of care. Lynette Morrison, MD is one of them. The MedExpress Urgent Care provider has made six trips to treat patients around the world with a “medical mission” organization called  International Medical Relief (IMR). …

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Urgent Care Advanced Practitioner Appointed to Multidiscipline Provider Board

Urgent Care Advanced Practitioner Appointed to Multidiscipline Provider Board

An urgent care nurse practitioner at NextCare in Albuquerque, NM has just been named to the Board of Nurses of the American Health Council. Gilberto Alvarado, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, BSN, RN has been in healthcare for 45 years, starting as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy and advancing through a number of clinical positions—with the requisite additional training—culminating in his current position at NextCare. AHC describes its mission through the mnemonic ABCDE: advocacy, …

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More Urgent Care Centers Step Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief

More Urgent Care Centers Step Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Just days ago, we told you about an urgent care center in Texas opening its doors as a collection center for area residents to drop off relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The even-better news is that more urgent care centers around the country continue to extend themselves to help. FastMed announced three of its Houston-area centers are offering free tetanus boosters through Sunday, September 10. The shots are available to anyone 18 and …

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UCA Campaign Garners ‘Best of the Year’ Honors

UCA Campaign Garners ‘Best of the Year’ Honors

If you noticed a lot of stories in the local newspaper and TV news reports trying to spell out the difference between the emergency room and urgent care—and when one should go to one or the other—in the last year, thank the Urgent Care Association. Or, better yet, congratulation them on winning awards for their Urgency or Emergency? campaign. The campaign, led by the PR firm of L.C. Williams & Associates, won “best of the …

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