<strong>Urgent Care’s Best and Brightest Called Out by the Urgent Care Foundation</strong>

Urgent Care’s Best and Brightest Called Out by the Urgent Care Foundation

Founded by entrepreneurial physicians, the urgent care industry has always possessed a pioneering spirit. That has served the industry well and fueled growth and evolution even during tough times (like the COVID-19 pandemic, most recently). Recognizing that it takes true thought leaders to drive both innovation and clinical excellence throughout, the Urgent Care Foundation has announced the latest class of Industry Award recipients, all of whom will be honored at the 2023 Urgent Care Convention …

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<strong>In Buffalo, a Validation of the Business of Urgent Care</strong>

In Buffalo, a Validation of the Business of Urgent Care

When Buffalo Business First scanned the business community to determine its 2022 Business of the Year, they found no entity more deserving than Focus Urgent Care, a four-location operation founded by Greg Daniel, MD, MBA under the umbrella of his own Nidus Development company. It’s an especially striking achievement in that Daniel only opened Focus this past summer, occupying spaces previously run by WNY Immediate Care. Recognizing that certain needs were going unmet in Buffalo …

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An Urgent Care Center May Be the Answer to One Community’s Healthcare Deficit

An Urgent Care Center May Be the Answer to One Community’s Healthcare Deficit

An urgent care center may, in effect, be throwing a lifeline to residents in the Ward 8 section of Washington, DC. According to an article published by The Washington Post, people in the area have been living with poor access to healthcare and, consequently, poor health outcomes for too long. So, it was big news when Universal Health Services partnered with George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and GW Medical Faculty Associates …

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Distinguished Service: Offering Urgent Care to Veterans, 24/7

Distinguished Service: Offering Urgent Care to Veterans, 24/7

Not too many urgent care operators can boast that they offer top-notch medical care at any hour of any day, to any patient population. The urgent care center at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA is set to join their ranks on August 1, though, offering those who have served this country nearly unprecedented access whenever they need it. In a report broadcast by WTAJ news, facility director Sigrid Andrew …

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Creating Protocols and Making Headlines Post Publication in JUCM

Creating Protocols and Making Headlines Post Publication in JUCM

You may recall reading an original research article on a new protocol for evaluating chest pain in urgent care in the April issue of JUCM. It made such a splash that the protocol and the authors, Lorilea Johnson, FNP-BC, DNP and Diane Smith, DNP, RN have been showing up in local media in the Cape Girardeau, MO area. WPSD Local 6 news and the Daily American Republic, for example, each reported on the innovative protocol …

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Urgent Care Is Stepping Up to Support Ukrainian Refugees

Urgent Care Is Stepping Up to Support Ukrainian Refugees

The war in Ukraine is imposing severe consequences beyond the obvious death and destruction in-country. While many Ukrainians have stayed put in order to take up arms against Russian advances, others—often with children in tow—are fleeing to Poland. While the Poles continue to welcome the refugees, the mounting numbers are likely to result in a healthcare crisis sooner than later. The U.S. urgent care community is distinguishing itself well by pitching in to assist, both …

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Tattoo Who? How One Urgent Care Center Is Helping Community Members Get a Fresh Start

Tattoo Who? How One Urgent Care Center Is Helping Community Members Get a Fresh Start

The term youthful indiscretion is sometimes used to give a pass on poor choices many of us make as we grow into responsible adults. Some of those choices are easier to move on from than others, however. Take tattoos, for example. Whether it’s the name of that first “forever” love that the new girlfriend doesn’t like looking at or something more consequential—like gang- or drug-related symbols and images—decisions that seemed sound at the time can …

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Who Are the Shining Stars of the Urgent Care Galaxy?

Who Are the Shining Stars of the Urgent Care Galaxy?

True urgent care innovators—including a long-time JUCM contributor and supporter—and humanitarians are being honored with Urgent Care Foundation Awards in 2020. Perhaps most familiar to JUCM readers will be David Stern, MD, who is set to receive the Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his long history of having a positive impact on the industry. Dr. Stern created an urgent care-specific electronic medical records and practice management software company, Practice Velocity, which recently merged with DocuTAP …

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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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