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Slideshow: How to Open an Urgent Care Center



Urgent care delivery models can be attractive options for healthcare leaders weighing new business strategies. These guidelines are excerpted from the book, The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs.



3 comments on "Slideshow: How to Open an Urgent Care Center"
Laurie Underwood RN, BSN (8/26/2014 at 7:42 PM)

As an ER/Urgent Care RN of 34+ years, I find the higher patient care numbers, as well as acuities are handled much better and efficiently if the center is staffed with experienced ER nurses, as they work autonomously and can get the proper treatments/tests started so that the MD has results, etc. in-hand much quicker...sometimes even the first time they even walk into a patient room. When I moved to GA, I noticed the urgent cares here hire only MAs...to save money I am sure...and the wait times are horrendous. I have been to a local urgent care near me several times and have never waited less than 2-3 hours. I think that defeats the purpose of an urgent care!
Christopher Majdi (8/18/2014 at 3:42 PM)

Managing patient volume is a difficult task in an urgent care, but it's critical for the success of the clinic. A good urgent care will be able to manage the higher volume without compromising quality. I believe a lot of this comes down to the MD provider's skill and their ability to leverage mid-level providers effectively. – Christopher Majdi
Shirley White (3/1/2014 at 10:35 AM)

I am a practice management consultant looking to purchase this "how to" book. I have searched the database at my local libraries and bookstores. How can you help? Thank you.