Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/01/2011 -- Washington Urgent Care, an Urgent Care clinic in Fremont, CA, has achieved Urgent Care Center Accreditation from the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM). Washington Urgent Care treats a wide array of injuries and illnesses, routinely providing easily-accessible, high quality, compassionate care for their patients.
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an Urgent Care Center is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The AAUCM Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) Program recognizes outstanding facilities which demonstrate the highest level of commitment to patient care and the practice of Urgent Care Medicine. This Accreditation serves as a benchmark of quality, not only to those involved in the healthcare industry, but to the general public as well. The UCCA Program accomplishes the accreditation of Urgent Care centers by setting standards, measuring performance, and providing consultation and education where needed. Accreditation is ultimately awarded to those urgent care centers that are found to be in compliance with the AAUCM standards. Urgent care organizations value accreditation as a measure of professional achievement and quality of care. This mirrors the missions and goals of the AAUCM.
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization which represents thousands of physicians who practice urgent care medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of urgent care medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of urgent care medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek board certification in urgent care medicine.