Waukegan, IL, April 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- PromptMed Urgent Care, located in Waukegan, IL, announced today that it has received accreditation and certification from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. UCAOA, the national accreditation and certification program for the urgent care industry, represents the largest membership of urgent care centers and multi-disciplinary individuals working with and for the urgent care industry in the United States. PromptMed Urgent Care is the first and only Illinois urgent care center to receive this accreditation and certification to date.
The UCAOA Accredited Urgent Care designation is the first of its kind to recognize not only the more traditional accreditation process of quality and safety, but also, along with the UCAOA Certified Urgent Care designation, the scope of services provided to meet urgent care center standards. UCAOA established its own program based on its objective to instill a greater focus on the uniqueness of the urgent care industry. The program demonstrates the urgent care industry’s commitment to offering a systematic and consistent approach to the assessment of the scope of care, level of quality and patient safety standards across the nation’s variety of urgent care centers.
“The urgent care industry is experiencing explosive growth and strong demand from consumers who want convenient, affordable and quality healthcare,” said Dr. Nate Newman, president of the UCAOA Board of Directors. “There is tremendous merit in evaluating the industry and striving for higher quality and standards of care. This accreditation process solidifies and builds upon our commitment to delivering the highest quality care whenever a patient visits one of our certified and accredited centers.”
PromptMed Urgent Care provides their patients walk-in treatment for sudden or unexpected non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that are beyond the scope of a typical primary care practice, but don’t require a costly trip to the ER. Instead of waiting hours and spending thousands of dollars in a hospital emergency room or waiting days for a routine doctor’s appointment, most PromptMed Urgent Care patients can expect to be seen, treated and released within an hour, in a convenient, safe and private environment. This quick and efficient treatment, a staple of PromptMed Urgent Care service, extends to all patients, including those who simply need drug testing and pre-employment screenings.
“We are honored to have our urgent care center be the first and only, in the state of Illinois to meet the highest standards set by the UCAOA,” says Hunter Davis, President and CEO of PromptMed Urgent Care. “It’s especially rewarding to be recognized by a respected independent organization with such stringent criteria. This demonstrates our commitment to providing our community and patients with access to quality care of the highest level.”
About PromptMed Urgent Care
PromptMed Urgent Care is the leading independent operator of neighborhood walk-in medical clinics providing urgent care and occupational health services to adults, children and employers in the Waukegan and Gurnee, IL surrounding area. PromptMed delivers high-quality, fast and affordable care in a convenient setting for those seeking immediate medical treatment for sudden illness or injury. Our fully-equipped, accredited and certified state-of-the-art medical facilities, are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm, 365 days/year, to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. Just walk in, no appointment necessary and most major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, we offer digital x-rays, EKG, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, occupational medicine and select primary care services. Discover medical care that helps you Feel Better. Fast!(R) Call 847-901-8400 or visit us online: www.MyPromptMed.com
PromptMed Urgent Care
Hunter A. Davis
724 N. Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 901-8400
Fax: (847) 901-8410