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INDUSTRY NEWS: UCA Kicks Off UCA2020 On-Demand Convention

Author: UCA Admin/Monday, June 1, 2020/Categories: Industry News


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UCA Kicks Off UCA2020 On-Demand Convention

Organization Names Shaun Ginter as new president ahead of virtual convention


Warrenville, Ill. – June 1, 2020 – The Urgent Care Association (UCA) announced Shaun Ginter as the new president of its Board of Directors as the organization kicks off its first virtual convention. Ginter is the president and CEO of CareWell Urgent Care in New England and holds a wealth of expertise in urgent care operations. As part of his new role, Ginter will lead the association’s UCA2020 On-Demand Convention, an ongoing virtual convention scheduled throughout the rest of the year, launching June 1 and taking place through December.

“We know Shaun Ginter will bring effective operational strategies and tactical expertise to not only help drive the UCA2020 On-Demand Convention, but also support our ongoing mission to advance the urgent care industry,” said Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO of the UCA.

Introducing UCA2020 On-Demand

On-demand medicine calls for an on-demand education. With that in mind, the UCA2020 Convention has evolved into a virtual comprehensive education platform for those who make their living in on-demand medicine. Facilitated by industry experts, this ongoing digital event will offer a combination of free and paid content to keep users engaged and learning all year round, available on-demand and accessible on any device from home or on-the-go. Participants also will be able to connect with others in the industry though the social feed in the UCA2020 app, with Q&A in every session and during select live webinars.

“This virtual convention is poised to push the industry forward, as participants network, share best practices and access convenient and timely content throughout the year – when they want it,” said Ginter.

All industry members are invited to participate in free activities each month, including networking and industry perspective sessions, vendor showcases and more. In addition, available sessions offering 40 hours of CME for practice managers and clinicians will be available, along with sessions from the practice management track offering Certified Urgent Care Management Professional (CUCMP) credits.

Live webinars for both clinical and practice management professionals will be hosted by a myriad of industry thought leaders on topics that include implementing technologies for today’s digitally-savvy consumer, treatment for minors and incident reporting, disaster preparedness, among others. Monthly events will encourage active discussions on how to innovate on-demand healthcare for the future, including a series of poster sessions hosted by the top minds in on-demand care. There will also be a discussion regarding how COVID-19 is reframing healthcare presented by Zeev Neuwirth, MD, Chief of Clinical Transformation & Strategic Services at Atrium Health.

Those interested can register now at ucaoa.org/Convention to get immediate full access to educational content.

UCA’s New President

Shaun Ginter brings more than 30 years of unparalleled expertise to the urgent care industry. As the leader of CareWell Urgent Care, Ginter has propelled the company forward as a leading provider of on-demand, high-quality and affordable community health care in New England. Prior to joining CareWell, Ginter was COO of Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care. Ginter is also president of the Urgent Care Assurance Company (UCAC), and board member of the Northeast Regional Urgent Care Association and of the Urgent Care Association Political Action Committee (UCAPAC). Ginter received his BSBA and MBA from the University of Phoenix in Woodland Hills, Calif.

“Urgent care is a vital part of the national healthcare landscape, and the next year will present many unforeseen challenges as well as new opportunities for all urgent care models to enhance and build on the services they provide to patients and communities,” said Ginter. “I look forward to collaborating with the UCA Board and industry leaders across the country to support the ongoing success of our members.”

For more information about the UCA2020 On-Demand Convention and to register for the event, please visit ucaoa.org/Convention.



About the Urgent Care Association

The Urgent Care Association (UCA) is a membership association of leaders, providers and suppliers in the field of on-demand, consumer-focused health care. UCA advances the industry and supports member success through advocacy, research, education, collaboration and high standards of care. The association maintains an active online presence and member community for daily exchange of best practices. For more information, visit www.ucaoa.org.

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Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM). UCA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



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