HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network, and GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation's fastest growing urgent care companies, announced today that it has received accreditation from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), the highest level of recognition for urgent care centers. With seven current locations and several openings scheduled over the coming weeks, Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care proves its commitment to the highest quality of care, focused patient and employee safety, and clinical outcomes through this prestigious distinction.
"It is an honor to have our rapidly growing partnership with Hartford HealthCare recognized by the UCAOA so quickly after the opening of our first location just 6 months ago," said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. "This achievement is a direct result of our innovative patient-first approach to healthcare, and I am incredibly proud of the unparalleled care our Connecticut team delivers to our communities each and every day."
Of the approximately 8,100 urgent care centers in this country, only 545 have attained UCAOA's accreditation. UCAOA accreditation affirms Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care's commitment to putting its patients first. Patients who visit Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care centers enjoy effortless experiences through online check-in and pre-registration, best-in-class providers and a welcoming culture that is seamlessly integrated into the broader continuum of care in their communities. The UCAOA performed a rigorous review and survey of Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care's practices, policies and procedures, validating their devotion to their patients.
"We are proud to recognize Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent care for this noteworthy accomplishment," said Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO of UCAOA. "UCAOA accreditation proves Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care's commitment to exceptional care for its patients, staff and communities, and we congratulate them for achieving this distinction so quickly."
"In both our practice and our partnerships, it is important that we maintain consistent, high-level patient satisfaction," said Jeffrey Flaks, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hartford HealthCare. "As a partner to GoHealth Urgent Care, we view this accreditation as both an honor and a charge for continued excellence in urgent care."
About GoHealth Urgent Care
GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country's fastest-growing and largest urgent care providers. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we place the needs of our patients first—by providing an effortless patient experience, a welcoming culture of care and seamless integration with market-leading health systems and our communities. GoHealth Urgent Care operates over 75 urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, Oregon, metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area and Hartford, Connecticut. GoHealth Urgent Care's current partners include health systems that are at the forefront of care delivery innovation, including Northwell Health, New York's largest health system, Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area, Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, headquartered in San Francisco, and Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut's most comprehensive health care network. GoHealth Urgent Care is a d/b/a of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has over $70 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.gohealthUC.com.
About Hartford HealthCare
Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut's most comprehensive health care network. Our fully integrated health system includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, the state's most extensive behavioral health services network, a large primary care physician practice group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a coordinated cancer institute with five cancer centers, and a large physical therapy rehabilitation network. Please visit us at www.hartfordhealthcare.org.
SOURCE GoHealth Urgent Care