Premier Health Affiliated Urgent Care Centers Earn Prestigious UCAOA Accreditation Again!
By: Premier Health
BATON ROUGE, La. - March 18, 2018 - PRLog -- The Urgent Care Association of American has announced that Premier Health's 40+ affiliated urgent care centers have been singled out for re-accreditation. UCAOA accreditation is the highest level of distinction tailored specifically for the urgent care industry. Premier Health CEO Steve Sellars says, "I couldn't be more proud of Premier's clinicians and leadership team at all levels for reaffirming the company's commitment to delivering the best urgent care possible."
As part of the re-accreditation process every three years, the UCAOA requires operators to allow independent surveyors access to randomly selected urgent care centers in multiple service areas. Each center is rigorously inspected to ensure the company's protocols meet or exceed standards in place since the initial inspection. The scope of urgent care services, patient care best practices, governance, quality management, safety, the physical condition of facilities and compliance with regulations are all subject to evaluation.
Founded 20 years ago, Premier Health primarily operates urgent care centers in partnership with some of the nation's top health systems. The company was one of the first to utilize a joint-venture model for the ownership of urgent care centers. Sellars says, "Premier owes its longevity in a very competitive marketplace to experience and 'lessons learned' over a period of two decades. No other company has been actively operating these types of urgent care partnerships longer or had more success than Premier Health." By year's end, Premier Health projects it will have more than 50 urgent care centers under its umbrella seeing in excess of a half-million patients annually. None of Premier Health's affiliated urgent care centers are branded under the company's name. According to Sellars, "We prefer to operate as an extension of our partner's established brand whenever possible. Premier believes its unique, 'no co-branding' model lays the groundwork for that approach. An established health system brand with a strong reputation for care in the market will always trump an unknown competitor."
Premier Health's family of joint-venture and/or operated healthcare entities include:
•Lake After Hours l Lake Urgent Care - Baton Rouge, LA
•LCMC Health Urgent Care - New Orleans, LA
•Lourdes After Hours I Lourdes Urgent Care – Lafayette, LA
•Lake Charles Urgent Care - Lake Charles, LA
•Family Physicians Urgent Care - Sulphur, LA
•St. Francis Urgent Care– Monroe, LA
•Rapides Urgent Care – Alexandria, LA
•IU Health Urgent Care – Indianapolis, IN
•St. Vincent's Urgent Care - Birmingham, AL
•Pardee Health – Hendersonville, NC
•Freedom Urgent Care - Killeen, TX
•Premier Medical Center - Humacao, PR
About Premier Health
With on-demand care centers in five states and Puerto Rico, National Urgent Care Realty ranks Premier Health the 5th largest, health system affiliated urgent care operator in the U.S. Premier Health plans to add up to five partnerships in 2018. Premier Health is proud to have been the first Louisiana-based urgent care operator to earn UCAOA accreditation. You can find more information on the UCAOA's accreditation program at www.ucaoa.org/?
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