LCMC Health Urgent Care has announced it has again earned accredited status from the Urgent Care Association of American (UCAOA). The designation is the highest level of distinction for quality of patient care in an urgent care setting.
In a joint statement, LCMC Health President of Clinical and System Operations John Heaton, M.D. and LCMC Health Urgent Care Medical Director Patrick Dennis, M.D. stated, “We are extremely proud of the clinicians and leadership at all levels for reaffirming the commitment of LCMC Health Urgent Care to delivering the best care possible. The UCAOA accreditation is the urgent care industry’s mark of excellence, which should be a tremendous source of pride for every member of the LCMC Health Urgent Care team.”
To be re-accredited, the UCAOA requires urgent care operators to allow independent surveyors access to randomly selected centers for re-evaluation. Inspections are rigorous to ensure that quality, safety and compliance protocols meet or exceed standards for the highest level of patient care. The scope of urgent care services offered, the physical condition of facilities, and adherence to laws related to patient privacy are also areas subjected to evaluation.
With its re-accreditation, LCMC Health Urgent Care stands with the UCAOA, demonstrating their mutual commitment toward providing patients with access to the highest level of quality care.
UCAOA’s Accreditation Program is voluntary and the only program developed by urgent care professionals, specifically for urgent care.
LCMC Health Urgent Care centers are modern, state-of-the art facilities providing walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week, including holidays. Licensed providers are available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing, in addition to being equipped with digital x-ray, laboratory services and an electronic medical records (EMR) system. Occupational Health services are also available for treatment of workplace injuries, DOT/Non-DOT Physicals, Blood Analysis, Return-to-Work Exams and Drug testing.
With three convenient locations in Lakeview, Gretna and Luling, LCMC Health Urgent Care is backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of LCMC Health and its member hospitals: Children’s Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center, New Orleans East Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center. For addresses, hours and additional information on LCMC Urgent Care Centers, visit www.lcmchealthurgentcare.com.
Mary Beth Romig Haskins
Director of Public Relations, LCMC Health