Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
A new online health care member organization has been formed to provide a voice for the hundreds of urgent care providers in Florida while serving as a clearinghouse for those wishing to provide goods and services to those providers. The Urgent Care Association of Florida (UCAOFL) was formed after physicians and urgent care clinic owners expressed a need for an independent statewide association where members could share medical issues and concerns, Best Practices, marketing techniques, and ways to make the public more aware of the benefits of urgent care medicine.
The UCAOFL was formed by Sam Yates, a veteran health care marketing professional based in Florida, and a small group of advisors who represent urgent care, financial services, insurance, and other industries with ties to the urgent care and medical industry. The Urgent Care Association of Florida is the first of a series of such associations geared towards state membership throughout the United States.
“Ultimately, the Urgent Care Association of Florida will greatly enhance the practice of urgent care medicine in Florida,” said Sam Yates, the founder of the Urgent Care Association of Florida. “The Urgent Care Association of Florida will be as active as its membership wishes to be in sharing information, educating the public and perhaps even taking on issues that are specific to the practice of urgent care medicine in Florida or that may be related to the Affordable Care Act,” said Yates. The Urgent Care Association of Florida will also assist members with marketing, media releases, business development, and practice awareness.
Membership in the Urgent Care Association of Florida is open to any urgent care provider in Florida or those who have a connection to the urgent care industry. “We are establishing similar associations in almost every state in the nation. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of urgent care medicine at a grass roots level, state by state, to encourage more professionals to become involved in Best Practices, educational efforts, and campaigns such as those associated with the Urgent Care Association of America on a national level. We are proud supporters of the Urgent Care Association of America and I have personally been involved in their educational efforts,” said Yates.
Membership information for the Urgent Care Association of Florida including dues, benefits, and educational opportunities are available online by visiting the association’s website http://www.UCAOFL.org. “This is an opportunity for the urgent care industry in Florida to help shape and create a statewide group that will ultimately increase awareness of urgent care as a major force in wellness,” concluded Yates.
Yates is an urgent care marketing veteran who provides marketing and public relations services to a number of urgent care centers nationwide and has conducted marketing seminars for the Urgent Care Association of America. He is also the founder of the online Urgent Care Marketing Group.
Starting as a small organization, the goal of the UCAOF is to quickly become a valuable resource for the urgent care medical community and an educational tool for the public, legislators, and regulatory agencies within Florida. The Urgent Care Association of Florida is dedicated to providing its members and vendors the tools and resources needed to remain viable, successful health care providers while expanding educational and business opportunities for all involved. You may contact the Urgent Care Association by visiting their website at http://www.UCAOFL.org.