Daughters Urgent Care Centers in Grayson, Ironton and Portsmouth recently
received the Certified Urgent Care designation from the Urgent Care
Associations of America (UCAOA). KDMC Urgent Care in Ashland achieved the
designation last year.
healthcare environment is changing, and it is becoming even more important for
patients to understand their treatment options,” said Wanda Parker, director of
KDMC Urgent Care. “Urgent care is a convenient, viable option for medical
conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care
physician. KDMC Urgent Care Centers welcome unscheduled, walk-in patients
during all hours or operation.”
When a medical
condition cannot be handled by a patient’s regular doctor — such as unexpected
cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a trip to the emergency
department — Parker says KDMC Urgent Care is equipped with x-ray, laboratory
services and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor
procedures like casting and suturing.
fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering
increased convenience and cost savings,” said Parker.
Care Association of America has established the Certified Urgent Care (CUC) to
identify the facilities whose operating model is consistent with the standard
expectations for urgent care. King’s Daughters Urgent Care Centers have met all
of the criteria established by the Urgent Care Associations of America (a full
list of the criteria is available online at http://www.ucaoa.org/recognition_certification.php).
“We are very
proud of our urgent care team,” said Wanda Parker, director of KDMC Urgent
Care. “Certifications of any kind require entities to excel and hold themselves
to a higher standard. This certification sets us apart. At this time, there are
no other facilities in West Virginia with this distinction, and the closest
facilities to our region that have obtained it are in Lexington, Ky. or
Columbus, Ohio,” said Parker.
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