Pardee Urgent Care has been designated as a Certified Urgent Care (Category I) by the Urgent Care Association of America, which distinguishes the quality of the operating model used at this location.
“The health care environment is changing and it is becoming more important to patients to understand their treatment options. This new certification that Pardee Urgent Care has received emphasizes our commitment to serving our patients,” said Jennifer Hoots, CEO of Pardee Urgent Care.
X-ray and EKG services, as well as having the capability to perform minor procedures were some components Pardee Urgent Care provides that fulfill requirements for eligibility for this designation. Providing access to care seven days a week and commitment to having a licensed physician on-site during all posted hours of operation set Pardee Urgent Care apart from others.
Pardee Urgent Care provides expert medical attention seven days a week for unscheduled or urgent medical needs that are not considered emergencies. Pardee Urgent Care always provides patients with a board-certified physician on duty as well as a registered X-ray technologist and a registered nurse. There are also a dedicated occupational medicine nurse and experienced occupational medical staff as well.
Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) represents all professionals working in urgent care and was founded in 2004. There are over 3,200 members of the UCAOA from all over the world. UCAOA exist to advance and distinguish the role of urgent care medicine as a health care destination and support the ongoing success of our membership through education, advocacy, community awareness, benchmarking and promoting standards of excellence.
Pardee Hospital has enforced the Visitor Restriction Policy which limits hospital patient's visitation to immediate family only and no one under 18 years of age.
"The health of our patients and the community are the highest concern of Pardee Hospital. Our policies and actions are designed to protect those at greatest risk during the flu season," said Robert T. Kiskaddon, M.D., FACEP Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Medical Affairs at Pardee.
This policy was put in action based off new information released from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). From statewide data of the 72 samples submitted to the State Laboratory of Public Health (SLPH) for viral testing, 50 tested positive for influenza during the past week. One tested positive for influenza B and one for 2009 H1N1; the rest were influenza A/H3. Hospital-based Public Health Epidemiologists (PHEs) reported 363 positive influenza results for week ending 12/15/12: 304 influenza A (not subtyped), 58 influenza A/H3 and 1 influenza B.
CDC can't predict how severe the upcoming flu season will be. However, the agency recommends that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza each year. More than 112 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine already have been distributed by vaccine manufacturers in the United States this season and more is expected.
Beginning January 21, 2013, the offices of Drs. Douglass and Kilfoil will be housed with the offices of Drs. Forth, Murphy and Reis.
For questions or more information, please call (828) 694 -7630. To find out more information about our comprehensive physician network, visit www.pardeeselect.org.
The address for Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is 709 A North Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.