Convenient Care Industry Launches New Trade Association
Formed by retail clinic owners, Convenient Care Association delivers guidance, develops standards, and provides stronger representation
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (October 24, 2006) The need for change in the American health care system is great: Families need better access to basic care, sick patients need shorter wait times, and everyone needs relief from rising costs. Responding to these issues, the Convenient Care industry has taken an important step today, by launching its new trade organization The Convenient Care Association (CCA).
The association represents small healthcare facilities, Convenient Care Clinics, located in high-traffic retail outlets with accessible pharmacy services. Primarily staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants, clinics provide routine, non-emergency services to walk-in patients at affordable prices seven days a week.
"The Convenient Care industry has revolutionized the way patients access health care," says Tine Hansen-Turton, Executive Director, CCA. "That kind of impact is energizing, and it brings a lot of responsibility with it."
The Convenient Care Association, supported by its members, is committed to:
- Ongoing development of uniform protocols which enhance and assist clinics' health care providers
- Implementing medical record sharing procedures with physicians and other health care providers
- Offering recommendations, based on established best practices, for patient follow-up care
"We established the CCA so that, as our industry pushes towards greater success and paves the way for growth, we will share best practices to serve the patient, unify our voices, and partner with the existing medical community," says Web Golinkin, CCA Treasurer.
Already, the CCA has secured an important endorsement for its approach to health care delivery. The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) recently adopted a resolution praising the Convenient Care industry and its accessible, high quality healthcare of delivery.
"With a strong mandate, CCA is well poised to become a strong resource and advocate for patients and providers alike in the push for consumer-driven, affordable health care that compliments existing services," says Hal F. Rosenbluth, CCA President.
Founding CCA Executive Board members include: Don Parker, AtlantiCare Health Services; Kimberly Hodgkinson, Aurora Health Care; Dean Q. Lin, Geisinger CareWorks; Neal F. Krouse, M.D., CheckUps; Steven W. Cooley, M.D., HealthStop, Inc.; Brian Jones, MedXpress; Michael J. O'Neil, MEDPOINTexpress (a subsidiary of Memorial Hospital and Health System); Maurice Stone, My Healthy Access; Ronald Bucci, QuickClinic; Dave Mandelkern, QuickHealth; Web Golinkin, RediClinic; and Hal Rosenbluth, Take Care Health Systems.
For more information visit: The Convenient Care Association
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