The Urgent Care Association (UCA) recently announced Sean McNeeley, MD, as the new president of its Board of Directors. Building off significant work completed by the Board over the last 18 months, Dr. McNeeley will provide counsel and leadership as UCA expands its scope of offerings to include new providers and services that are critical to the delivery of high-quality, on-demand care.
Dr. McNeeley takes the position as president of the Board after more than 20 years in the urgent care industry. He is a board-certified family physician and currently the medical director for University Hospitals Urgent Care Network. Previously, Dr. McNeeley was the medical director and staff physician at Brunswick Immediate Care and owner and operator of McNeeley Family Medicine. Dr. McNeeley received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed his medical training at the Fairview General/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program.
“I’m thrilled to be named president of the UCA Board of Directors during such an exciting time for the association,” said Dr. McNeeley. “Our industry continues to grow and change rapidly, and I look forward to working with the UCA Board and staff to ensure our members have the tools and resources they need to succeed and educate patients on their ever-evolving healthcare options.”
Dr. McNeeley has been a UCA board member since 2014. He also is a founding board member of the Board of Certification of Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM) and a founding board member and former president of the Urgent Care College of Physicians (now College of Urgent Care Medicine). Dr. McNeeley sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM) and has authored several chapters in the Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. McNeeley as the new Board president for the Urgent Care Association,” said Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO of UCA. “He is a champion of our mission to advance and distinguish the role of urgent care and on-demand medicine as a healthcare destination, and his experience and expertise in the industry will be invaluable to UCA and our members.”
The UCA Board also welcomes two new Directors following member elections in May:
- Joe Chow, MD, MBA, president and chief medical officer at TeamHealth Ambulatory Care, Williamsville, NY
- Armando Samaniego, MD, MBA, president and CEO of STAT MED Urgent Care, Concord, CA
The announcement came at the start of the 2018 Urgent Care Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, where Immediate Past President Dr. Pamela Sullivan, MD, MBA, FACP, PT, passed the gavel to Dr. McNeeley.
About the Urgent Care Association
The Urgent Care Association (UCA) is a membership association of leaders, providers and suppliers in the field of on-demand, consumer-focused healthcare. UCA advances the industry and supports member success through advocacy, research, education, collaboration and high standards of care. The association maintains an active online presence and member community for daily exchange of best practices. For more information visit www.ucaoa.org.