Urgent Care of Connecticut Awarded Prestigious Joint Commission Accreditation

First independently operated Urgent Care Clinic in New England to achieve such status

Urgent Care of Connecticut Awarded Prestigious Joint Commission Accreditation

Elizabeth DurkinDirector, Marketing and Public Relations(203) 885-080831 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Urgent Care of Connecticut (UCC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approvalfor accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes Urgent Care of Connecticut’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program was established in 1975 and is nationally acknowledged as the benchmark of quality in the industry.

“The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare,” explained Dr. R. Robert Rohatch, MD, FACEP, chief executive officer and a founding member of Zucyla Enterprises, the parent company of Urgent Care of Connecticut. “They accredit and certify more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, of the approximately 8,700 urgent care centers located throughout the country, just 36 independently owned and operated urgent care centers have distinguished themselves through the Joint Commission accreditation process. Five of those are now ours and none of the remaining 31 operates in the New England states. This is a significant achievement for UCC and I could not be more proud of our staff.”

“Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from The Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community,” says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “I commend Urgent Care of Connecticut for successfully achieving this pinnacle and for its dedication to continually improving patient care.”

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. It is the mission and vision of Urgent Care of Connecticut to deliver the ultimate in quality healthcare to patients as the premier provider of outstanding urgent care medicine services in the northeast United States.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at .

Established in 2008 in Southbury, CT, Urgent Care of Connecticut is setting the gold standard for acute care of non-life threatening medical conditions in the State. As the first physician-owned urgent care center in Connecticut to be certified by the Urgent Care Association of America and the only independent urgent care provider in New England to be accredited by The Joint Commission, UCC prides itself on treating patients as individuals, assisting the communities it serves by alleviating stress on hospital emergency rooms, and providing a convenient alternative to primary care physician offices. A 2012 Top Workplaces honoree with full-service walk-in clinics located in Brookfield, Glastonbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Southbury—Newtown and Norwich coming soon—Urgent Care of Connecticut offers walk-in treatment for a wide array of illnesses and injuries. Travel and adult vaccinations, X-rays, blood and urine tests, EKGs, physical exams, and IV fluid/medication are also offered.

All Urgent Care of Connecticut locations are open 365 days a year between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Board certified/eligible physicians and X-ray technicians are on staff at all times, and treat patients of all ages from infants to seniors. Most major insurances are accepted, including Medicare, and reasonable and affordable self-pay options are offered. For more information, please visit