After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care was named Clinic of the Month for the month of August 2010 by the AAUCM.
After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care (www.afterhourspediatrics.com) was named Clinic of the Month by the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM), the leading society for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine. The distinction was awarded for the month of August 2010, based on After Hours Pediatrics’ community awards program for children, Every Child Makes A Difference, which acknowledges and rewards young heroes that have made exceptional contributions in the community.
“The AAUCM showcases clinics that demonstrate they are exceptional or outstanding in some way, and have something new and exciting going on that sets their clinic apart,” said Cari Withrow, AAUCM Administrator.
Every Child Makes A Difference (www.everychildmakesadifference.com) invites adults in the community to nominate “Young Heroes with Big Hearts” who have reached out in some way to help others. Through the awards program, these amazing kids will be publicly acknowledged for their contributions and rewarded with an extraordinary prize package made possible by community partners. Awards will be announced twice a year in both the 5-11 and 12-21 year age brackets, in each of the markets After Hours Pediatrics serves: Tampa, Orlando and South Florida. Twelve regional winners will be honored at a grand awards gala in Summer 2011.
“Caring for children is our passion, and we are excited to extend this passion into the community by recognizing amazing kids who are reaching out to help others – and are making a difference,” said Jason North, Executive Director, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care.
After Hours Pediatrics provides board-certified pediatric urgent care to children, newborn through 21 years, with 12 site locations in Tampa, Orlando and South Florida.
For questions about Every Child Makes A Difference, or to become a community partner, contact Anthony Todaro at Anthony_Todaro@afterhourspediatrics.com or (813) 775-4024.
About After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care
After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care provides urgent care for children when it is needed most – evenings, weekends and holidays. After Hours Pediatrics supports the doctor-patient relationship by ensuring patients’ primary physicians are provided with electronic medical records after each visit. At After Hours Pediatrics, board-certified pediatricians provide treatment for flu, broken bones, cuts, burns, sports injuries and more. Each of its 12 locations throughout Tampa, Orlando and South Florida feature on-site laboratory and x-ray services. No appointment is necessary and most insurance plans are accepted. Offices are open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends and holidays. After Hours Pediatrics was established in Tampa, Florida in 1997, and is a subsidiary of TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tennessee.
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization that represents thousands of physicians who practice urgent care medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of urgent care medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of urgent care medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek board certification in urgent care medicine. The AAUCM Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) Program recognizes outstanding facilities that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to patient care and the practice of Urgent Care Medicine.