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Posted by Lou Ellen Horwitz, Chief Executive Officer, UCA
Hi everyone. Thanks for all you are doing out there and for taking 3 minutes to hear our 4 big announcements.
Announcement #1 is about the 2021 Convention. As we’ve looked toward April and gotten your input, we’ve made the decision to move the Convention next year from April to October. We really missed seeing you this year and are anxious to get together, but we anticipate that urgent care will continue to be in the thick of things as a COVID vaccine is rolled out, and even if you really want to, it may be hard for you to get away in the Spring – so we are staying in New Orleans but moving the date to October 9-13th.
Announcement #2, is that we are strengthening UCA’s relationship with the College of Urgent Care Medicine. We believe that the medical/administrative partnership is a key part of what makes urgent care great, and we want our organizations to mirror that. So, as of November first, there will no additional dues for UCA’s provider members to also be part of the College. If you are already a CUCM member, we’ll be reaching out to you regarding dues you already paid, and going forward all UCA provider members will automatically also be College members.
Announcement #3 will help us fortify the important member-to-member connection that’s typically strengthened by being together at the Convention each year, which is the launch of a members-only Facebook Community. The community will be a place where you can ask questions and share news and just enjoy being connected to people who do what you do. It’s our private not-LinkedIn – a place where you don’t necessarily have to look like you have it all together because in urgent care we improvise, which is another thing that makes us great. It’s up and running now, so just search for it in Facebook Groups, request to join, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Finally, Anouncement #4, also for our provider members, is a new partnership with UpToDate. UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource used by healthcare professionals worldwide that provides instant access to updated clinical information in over 25 specialties, and our new partnership with them provides significant discounts on their services for UCA members. Find the link here after logging in. Not a member? Join us now.
We have a lot of new education in the works for you to be able to access remotely, and we’re reorganizing the website, so it’s easier for you to find what you need. Much more to come about that.
I hope you will take advantage of all of these new member benefits, make plans to join us next Fall in New Orleans, come find us on Facebook, or on a listserv. If you aren’t a member yet, come join us.
Take care and thanks for being part of our urgent care family.
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