Plessen Urgent Care Receives Urgent Care Association Accreditation

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Plessen Healthcare’s Urgent Care has received UCA accreditation, the highest level of distinction and is the only UCA accredited urgent care facility in the Caribbean.

St Croix, US Virgin Islands (PRUnderground) November 24th, 2021

Plessen Healthcare is pleased to announce the Sunny Isles’ located Urgent Care has received the Accredited Urgent Care designation. Accreditation is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers from the global Urgent Care Association (UCA). Plessen Urgent Care is the only UCA accredited urgent care facility in the Caribbean.

UCA Accreditation builds on certification, recognizing not only Plessen Urgent Care’s ability to meet the scope of services, but also the commitment to quality care focused on patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes.

The UCA accreditation process involves submitting an application to the organization, complying with a set of professional standards, and passing an in-person site visit conducted by an official UCA surveyor.

“I am excited to congratulate the Plessen Urgent Care staff on passing our UCA accreditation survey. Our hard work has paid off.” stated Family Nurse Practitioner and Urgent Care Clinical Manager, Rodger Melton. “I am really proud of our team”.

Plessen Urgent Care was officially opened in September 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Urgent Care, conveniently located mid-island in Sunny Isles, is open for walk-in care seven days per week: weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and weekends 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In addition to Urgent Care accreditation, both Plessen in-house laboratories located at Urgent Care and at Plessen’s Orange Grove medical campus underwent in-person surveys by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to become certified. CLIA certification ensures quality laboratory testing and safety standards. Plessen Urgent Care offers a full spectrum in-house lab with walk-in service seven days per week.

Rounding out Plessen’s commitment to excellence in healthcare, the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) located at the Orange Grove medical campus was also recently surveyed and reaccredited by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Plessen’s ASC was the first CMS deemed status outpatient surgical center in the US Virgin Islands. CMS deemed status demonstrates that an organization not only meets but exceeds expectations for a particular area of expertise.

Plessen Medical Group continues to focus on the fundamental belief that world-class health care should be accessible to everyone and that the workplace should be a joyful and fulfilling practice for the entire team.

About Plessen Healthcare, LLC

Plessen Healthcare, LLC. was founded on St Croix, US Virgin Islands in 2014 by Dr. Jan Tawakol and Dr. Tasnim Khan, on the fundamental belief that world class health care should be accessible to everyone. The Plessen Orange Gove medical campus includes a full-service, multi-specialty medical clinic and the only CMS accredited surgical center in the USVI. As of September 2020, the Urgent Care Center located at Sunny Isles serves patients ages two and up, seven days per week. Plessen is committed to affordable, accountable, and efficient healthcare and is centrally located within the Caribbean for easy travel from down island, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the U.S. mainland.

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