As JUCM News readers know, the Urgent Care Association’s triumphant 2022 Annual Convention in Las Vegas was followed quickly by tragedy, as news spread of the sudden death of UCA President Dr. Armando Samaniego on May 21. The Association had to scramble in order to ensure proper continuity among its elected leadership. Max Lebow, MD ascended from president-elect to president, while Payman Arabzadeh, MD became the new president-elect and Gerry Cvitanovich, MD replaced Dr. Arabzadeh as treasurer. At the same time, UCA announced that Dr. Samaniego’s family created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the newly established Armando Samaniego Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can access that page for more information or to donate here.
Update: UCA Recasts Its Officers and Relays a Tribute for Its Late President