“This article speaks to one of the fastest growing sectors in the healthcare industry. Urgent Care Centers are popping up in strip malls and plazas across the country as health systems and ‘independent operators’ recognize that convenience trumps ER waiting rooms in our increasingly on-demand world.”
-David Pantano, Senior VP of AP Staffing
In this article written by Bruce Japsen (www.forbes.com), he describes the recent growth spurt in the urgent care industry and his take on what 2018 has in store for this booming business sector. Urgent care is an often misunderstood, yet increasingly essential part of the modern patient care continuum. At its core, urgent care centers give patients access to high-quality care much sooner than they could expect from their primary care physicians, while eliminating the need to endure long waiting lines in the ER for more acute procedures. Waiting for an appointment at a doctor’s office can waste valuable time, resulting in an unnecessary delay of treatment, and significantly increasing the likelihood of symptoms worsening. The emergency room, on the other hand, can be extremely costly, causing patients in need of immediate care to keep from seeking medical attention when they need it most. Urgent care centers provide direct patient care for a wide range of medical procedures at a reasonable cost and within a much smaller window of time.
Urgent care clinics offer a variety of services, some not available at traditional primary care practices. Not only does this help patients seeking care, but it also creates countless jobs for healthcare professionals. Whether you’re a Medical Assistant trying to get your foot in the door, or a Nurse Practitioner looking for a change of pace, Urgent Care facilities now provide these options in the convenience of the community setting.
As a full-service healthcare staffing firm, AP Healthcare is committed to forging meaningful client relationships and providing new career opportunities within this quickly growing employment sector.