Convenient Care Association Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Industry Leaders Gather in Recognition of Association’s Achievements to Date

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"We are excited to recognize a 5th successful year as an organization. It has been gratifying to help this nascent industry grow into a true force within healthcare." says Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the CCA.

In November 2011, the Convenient Care Association (CCA) will celebrate its 5th anniversary as the national trade association representing the retail-based convenient care industry. CCA leadership will gather in Philadelphia to mark the occasion of the anniversary. Since the first convenient care clinic opened in 2000, the industry has served over 15 million people, with patient satisfaction rates above 90 percent. There are currently approximately 1300 retail-based clinics open nationwide, and CCA members have committed to continuing to open clinic sites in new and existing markets in order to expand access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.

“The convenient care industry has grown tremendously during the last five years, and the Convenient Care Association has facilitated this growth in many ways,” said Web Golinkin, CEO of RediClinic, and a founding member as well as the current president of the CCA. Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the CCA, says, “We are excited to recognize a 5th successful year as an organization. It has been gratifying to help this nascent industry grow into a true force within healthcare.”

The CCA represents approximately 90 percent of all convenient care clinics. Since its founding, the organization has successfully advocated for the retail-based convenient care model around the country and has championed the cause of non-traditional care delivery settings that maximize affordability, accessibility and clinical quality for the patient. The growth of the convenient care model has rekindled the national discussion of how best to solve the problem of an ever increasing shortage of accessible, affordable, and quality primary care, and additionally has highlighted the critical role, touted for years by many healthcare experts, that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can and should play in that solution.

To date, the CCA’s achievements have included: the founding of National Convenient Care Clinic Week; the successful Retail Clinician Education Congress; partnerships with Retail Clinician and Convenient Care trade publications; and effectively defending against policy challenges and working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders nationally to advance the cause of more accessible, affordable healthcare for all Americans.

About CCA

The Convenient Care Association (CCA) is the national trade association of companies and healthcare systems that provide consumers with high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare in retail locations. Founded in 2006, the CCA was created to enhance the growth of the Convenient Care industry through quality and safety standards, continuing education for clinicians, and policy development. For more information about CCA, visit http://www.ccaclinics.org.

Contact: Tine Hansen-Turton, 215-731-7140 or tine(at)ccaclinics(dot)org

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