Heritage Valley Medical Group ConvenientCare recently earned Urgent Care Center Accreditation from the National Urgent Care Center Accreditation. There are five Heritage Valley Medical Group ConvenientCare locations in Pennsylvania – Chippewa, Edgeworth, Ellwood City, Monaca, West Allegheny – and one location in East Liverpool, Ohio. These walk-in convenient care clinics provide treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and are connected to the comprehensive health care services of Heritage Valley Health System.
“Accreditation of Heritage Valley Medical Group ConvenientCare is an indication of the commitment to the provision of the highest quality of care across all care locations,” said John Luellen, M.D., chief operating/quality officer, Heritage Valley Health System. “ConvenientCare walk-in clinics provide accessible, efficient, cost-effective care to the communities we serve while assuring continuity-of-care through an enterprisewide electronic health record.”
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. Knowledge of and close adherence to the standards of Accreditation provide assurances that the care provided at an Urgent Care center is state of the art and that the established policies and procedures ensure exceptional business practices. Accreditation demonstrates the highest level of commitment of the Urgent Care center to providing quality medical care that is consistent with the highest ideals of the specialty of Urgent Care Medicine. Urgent Care Center Accreditation ensures the provision of quality healthcare and the principles of professionalism.
Heritage Valley Medical Group ConvenientCare locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. No appointment is needed. For more information regarding the services and locations of Heritage Valley Medical Group ConvenientCare, go to www.heritagevalley.org/convenientcare.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,600 employees and more than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and 18 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.
About National Urgent Care Center Accreditation
The National Urgent Care Center Accreditation program is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides Accreditation to properly qualified Urgent Care Centers throughout the United States. The National Urgent Care Center Accreditation (NUCCA) 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 National Urgent Care Center Accreditation Program standards. The National Urgent Care Center Accreditation program is recognized by leading medical organizations to provide such Accreditation.