Patient First, a group of Urgent Care clinics in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, has achieved Urgent Care Center Accreditation for its two new locations in Odenton, Maryland and Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. The Patient First Urgent Care group has been Accredited since 2011. Patient First operates 41 medical centers in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, with more locations opening this fall and in 2013.

Patient First, a group of Urgent Care clinics in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, has achieved Urgent Care Center Accreditation for its two new locations in Odenton, Maryland and Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. The Patient First Urgent Care group has been Accredited since 2011. Patient First operates 41 medical centers in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, with more locations opening this fall and in 2013. Patient First provides Urgent Care for routine injuries and illnesses as well as Occupational Health services, withX-rays, lab tests and prescription drugs available on-siteat each location.

Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an Urgent Care Center is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The assurance that healthcare providers and facilities maintain adequate levels of quality is of vital importance to patients. Knowledge of and close adherence to the standards of Accreditation provide assurances that the care provided at an Urgent Care Center is state of the art and that the established policies and procedures ensure exceptional business practices. Accreditation demonstrates the highest level of commitment of the Urgent Care Center to providing quality medical care that is consistent with the highest ideals of the specialty of Urgent Care Medicine.

As a form of certification or validation, Accreditation is an indication to patients that the Urgent Care Center is committed to providing high-quality care. Urgent Care Center Accreditation ensures the provision of quality healthcare and the principles of professionalism. The goals of accreditation reflect the missions and goals of the AAUCM which are to elevate the standards of Urgent Care, provide positive and increased recognition of Urgent Care, and to serve the public by encouraging quality patient care in the practice of Urgent Care Medicine.

About the AAUCM

The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization which represents thousands of physicians who practice urgent care medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of urgent care medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of urgent care medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek board certification in urgent care medicine.

 

For More Information, Contact:

Cari Withrow

Administrator

American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine

2813 S. Hiawassee Rd., Suite 206

Orlando, FL 32835-6690

407-521-5789