SPUC Newsletter

Spring-Summer 2019 Issue

President's Message

DiasBy Magna Chang Dias, MD
SPUC President

I hope this edition of our Spring/Summer newsletter finds you well and enjoying beautiful weather. Here’s what we’ve been up to at SPUC:

We are busy preparing for our 5th annual fall conference which will be held in Fort Worth, TX this September.   SPUC is fortunate to have partnered with Cook Children’s Medical Center for the 2019 conference.  Cook Children’s is one of the largest freestanding pediatric medical centers in the U.S.  Administrators and staff members at Cook Children’s have been instrumental in planning all aspects ot the conference.   I look forward to seeing you there in September.



SPUC Collaborates with the CDC and the Antibiotic Resistant Action Center to Sponsor a QI Study on Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Urgent Care

A recent study revealed that urgent care centers have a high rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Inappropriate antibiotic use not only contributes to antibiotic resistance but also places patients at risk for adverse drug reactions and drug side effects.


OUCH Survey Update


OUCH 2018 is coming!  A personalized email link will be sent after the July 4th holiday.  If your site does not receive an invite, email [email protected] for a survey.



A Response to “Pediatric Referrals to an Emergency Department From Urgent Care Centers”

SPUC members Tiffany Addington, Jennifer Johnson, Amanda Montalbano and Emily Montgomery wrote a response to an article in Pediatric Emergency Care.

The article was called “Pediatric Referrals to an Emergency Department From Urgent Care Centers.”  Read the published response letter here.



Bill in the New Jersey Legislature Would Impose New Regulations on Urgent Care Clinics

CourthouseThe bill would, among other actions, establish licensing requirements,  give the New Jersey Commissioner of Health authority to establish requirements and standards for Urgent Care clinics, and -- of particular interest to SPUC -- would prohibit treatment of children younger than 18 in Urgent Care facilities, “except in emergent circumstances.”



Mike MoranRemembering Mike Moran

SPUC lost a loyal friend when Mike Moran passed away in March.  Dr. Moran was a founding father of SPUC, serving on the board and Program Committee for five years.



Update from Ireland: First Pediatric Urgent Care Center to Open This Summer

Plans are moving forward towards a summer opening of Ireland’s first pediatric urgent care center.


Dr. FishMembers in the News

SPUC member Corey Fish, MD is taking the pediatric urgent care experience into the world of digital healthcare.

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Annual Conference

Register for SPUC's Fifth Annual Conference and Book Your Room!

SPUC 2019 Annual Conference
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, Texas
September 27 - 29, 2019
Leadership Summit - September 26



Exhibit at the SPUC 5th Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas!




SPUC is pleased to invite your organization to increase your visibility and strengthen relationships with pediatric urgent care leaders.

Industry support is key to the success of the conference and demonstrates your commitment to improving patient care. Exhibitors will have plenty of opportunities to generate new leads with pediatric urgent care decision makers.

Click here for complete SPUC Exhibit and Promotional information.




Join SPUC experts for free lunchtime webinars and earn CME!

Join SPUC and CHW for weekly webinars designed to equip providers with knowledge of best practices for common Pediatric Urgent Care conditions.  


SPUC Spotlight


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Jennifer Johnson, MD, FAAP
Emily Montgomery, MD
Dana Whalen
Carolyn Moffatt

Welcome New Members


SPUC is pleased to announce the following new members who will add strength, expertise and vitality to our association.
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