What Accreditation Means to MWHC Urgent Care
In September 2020, both Mary Washington Healthcare Urgent Care locations
received accreditation from the Urgent Care Association, the highest honor
achievable to an urgent care center.
While becoming an accredited urgent care center was not required, we felt
it was important to pursue, specifically for one reason: we felt it was
our duty to provide our community with evidence they can expect nothing
but the highest quality of care from us at every encounter.
Our core values require us to consistently deliver the best possible care
to our community in a compassionate and understanding manner. Accreditation
is confirmation that we meet these core values.
The accreditation process involves an independent organization (the Urgent
Care Association) evaluating our policies and practices to ensure they
meet national standards. Major areas of evaluation include:
It’s important to understand that the evaluation is extremely in-depth
and leaves no stone unturned. Accreditation has always been a goal of
ours and we designed our centers to meet these standards from day one.
Even with that in mind, we are constantly looking for areas to better.
Our journey to perfection is never-ending and we are constantly raising
the bar and the standards to which we hold ourselves.
As a patient, you should anticipate that your expectations will be exceeded
during every visit with us. We expect nothing less from ourselves, and
we expect nothing but the best for our community. Becoming an accredited
urgent care center is a major achievement, one that we celebrated, spent
time reflecting upon and then got right back to work. We promise to uphold
the standards set by our achieved accreditation, but we can assure you
we are already moving to raise that bar again. We take pride in our goal
to exceed the standards set by the Urgent Care Association, and we look
forward to continuing to serve our community as a fully accredited urgent