Under Josef Schenker, MD’s Direction, Centers Urgent Care Achieves Prestigious UCA Accreditation

Centers Urgent Care, under the medical direction of Dr. Josef Schenker, has been awarded the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Accreditation designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. This recognition, encompassing its headquarters in Middle Village and eleven other locations, underscores the organization’s unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and a comprehensive range of services.

The UCA Accreditation process involves rigorous criteria, including governance, human resources, patient care processes, quality improvement, physical environment, health record management, and patient privacy/rights/responsibilities. These standards collectively enhance patient service and organizational performance. Accreditation is granted for a three-year term.

Josef Schenker expressed pride in this achievement: “We are so proud of receiving this certification about achieving UCA Accreditation. We also want to deeply thank the UCA Quality team for recognizing our hard work as we met and exceeded the quality and safety standards set forth by the Urgent Care Association (UCA). It is always about giving the best care to our patients in those regions where we have our urgent clinics.”

Josef Schenker has served as medical director of Centers Urgent Care since 2015. Urgent care serves as a convenient and efficient local solution for urgent medical conditions that are not emergencies. These conditions include unexpected cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures that do not require emergency room visits but cannot wait for a primary care appointment. Centers Urgent Care accommodates walk-in patients and is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services, and licensed providers capable of performing minor procedures such as casting and suturing.

Centers Urgent Care plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between primary care and emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings to its patients.

With its UCA Accreditation, Centers Urgent Care reaffirms its dedication to providing patients with access to the highest quality care.


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