2020 Urgent Care Foundation Awards


2020 Award recipients will be recognized May 4, 2020 during the Urgent Care Foundation Awards Ceremony which will take place at Caesar's Palace during the Urgent Care Convention & Expo (May 3-6, 2020 at the Paris Hotel) in Las Vegas. Deadline for award nominations is October 31, 2019. More information about the Foundation Celebration, including ticket prices, can be found HERE.

Meet our past UCA laureates.

Advocacy Award

Awarded to an Individual, organization, or company for legislative or regulatory advocacy for urgent care on a state or national level. Nominees do not have to be members of UCA.

Community Service Award

Awarded for significant volunteer contribution by an individual, organization, or exhibitor that has had a positive impact on the health of that nominee’s community. Nominees must be members of UCA.

Humanitarian Award

Awarded for significant medical volunteer work by an individual, organization, or exhibitor which has a positive impact on a national or international cause or event. Nominees must be members of UCA. 

Lifetime Membership Award

Significant contributions of an individual to UCA are recognized with awarding of lifetime membership. The awardee will be granted complimentary lifetime membership in UCA as well as complimentary registration to the UCA Urgent Care Convention & Expo the year he or she receives the award.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Recognizes significant clinical, managerial and/or administrative achievements in the field of urgent care medicine that have had an impact on the industry. Nominees may be an individual, an organization, or a company and must be a member of UCA.

Quality and Safety Award

Recognizes an individual, organization or exhibitor for significant efforts that focus on improved quality and safety in the field of urgent care medicine.

Rising Stars in Urgent Care Award

The Urgent Care Foundation will honor up to 5 individuals who are new to the Urgent Care industry with the Rising Stars in Urgent Care Award.  These individuals represent the best and brightest newcomers in the industry.  Nominees must have a proven track record of leadership, innovation, dedication to community and the urgent care industry. Any employee in your organization who meets the criteria can be nominated for this award.

General Criteria for Awards

The general criteria for awards are as follows:

  • Nominations may be made by members, committees, the Board of Directors, exhibitors, staff, or anyone else interested in highlighting worthy efforts.
  • Award nominations must be submitted by the October 31, 2019 deadline in order to be considered.
  • You may not submit a nomination for yourself.
  • Current Directors and Awards Committee members are not eligible for awards. The Awards Committee will judge the entries, with its recommendations for recipients subject to approval of the UCA Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit.



The Becky Burress Unsung Heroes Award

With the recent passing of our colleague and friend Becky Burress, UCA in conjunction with NERUCA will be recognizing her life, service and passion at the 2020 Foundation Celebration. She will be the inaugural recipient of a new award that has been created in her honor, the Becky Burress Unsung Heroes Award, which will be presented to her posthumously at the event on May 4, 2020. While Becky was certainly loved and appreciated during her years with UCA and NERUCA, she was the first to provide credit and recognition elsewhere. This award will be a permanent tribute to her career contributions and the essential efforts of so many dedicated professionals in our industry. 






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