Lee BatsakisSupervisor, Public Relations and Marketing
LCMH Receives Certified Urgent Care Designation from the Urgent Care Association of America
Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Care Stations have been designated Certified Urgent Care Centers by the Urgent Care Association of America. To receive this designation, established criteria must be met, which include: being staffed with physicians, availability of laboratory and x-ray services on-site and maintaining extended hours. At both Oak Lawn locations (5660 W. 95th Street and 6700 W. 95th Street), the Care Stations accept walk-in patients during clinic hours. Not all walk-in clinics meet the lengthy criteria required for this designation.
The healthcare environment is ever-changing and it is becoming more and more important for patients to understand their treatment options. Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. A physician is always available to perform minor procedures. Urgent care conveniently fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms. Furthermore, you can easily and conveniently schedule appointments online for urgent care at either Care Station by going to www.lcmh.org/onlinescheduling.
With this certification, LCMH’s Care Stations and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.
“Our recognition by the Urgent Care Association of America further validates our commitment to the quality and safety of our patients, “said Vince Cesaro, director of rehabilitation services and ambulatory centers at LCMH. “By following evidenced-based guidelines for interventions, our highly talented medical team is improving patient outcomes.”
ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For nearly 90 years, LCMH has held a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Our Women’s Center for Life and Health provides a wide array of women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof – from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. LCMH continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community. If you need assistance finding a Little Company of Mary physician that’s right for you, please contact Physician Match – a free healthcare referral service that provides detailed biographical information on many physicians within a variety of medical specialties. Call 708.423.3070 or 1.866.540.LCMH or visit www.LCMH.org.