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Posted by Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO, UCA
Since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold I have received multiple emails from every organization that I have done business with over the past decade. Each one at some point uses “unprecedented times” in the narrative. As time progresses and we transition from hunkering down to easing up, we are seeing the ubiquitous unprecedented replaced by the new normal.
Members have been reaching out to ask or hypothesize on what the new normal will be. No matter what, all seem to agree that it will indeed be new and urgent care BC (before COVID) is forever changed. Patients will undoubtedly return. We are already seeing it in our weekly surveys. But will they return at a traffic trajectory needed to support the costs of operating a bricks-and-mortar operation? Urgent care centers are already responding.
Here are just a few humble predictions.
These are merely speculations. The future has yet to be written. We need to work together to ensure urgent care centers are well positioned as essential healthcare destinations.
UCA2020 On-Demand Can Help
UCA has modified what was to be our live convention education schedule as we now bring it to you on-demand. It will include thought-provoking content to help you emerge successful as we enter the new normal. Hear from experts and healthcare prognosticators, including Zeev Neuwirth, MD, author of Reframing Healthcare, as part of UCA2020 On-Demand. We are working to support the urgent care heroes who not only have to respond clinically but also navigate payment, financial relief, and other administrative hurdles where the rules are being written as the game is played.
Register at www.ucaoa.org/Convention.
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