Terry Gunn, Interim Chief Operating Officer for UCI Medical Affiliates, and Dr. Shelley Janssen, Chief Medical Officer for Doctors Care, present a check to Darlene Paradise, Director of Development for the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center.
Staff of Doctors Care Hope Ferry with Darlene Paradise, Director of Development for the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center in Lexington, South Carolina.
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October 17, 2023
LEXINGTON, SC – October 17, 2023 – Doctors Care Urgent Care, in partnership with the Lexington Chamber, held an inaugural “Doctors Care Gives Back” event today at Doctors Care Hope Ferry in Lexington, South Carolina. This event, driven by Doctors Care Urgent Care’s unwavering dedication to the Lexington community, was a meaningful opportunity to extend support to a local non-profit organization and kick off Patient Appreciation Week at the Hope Ferry location.
The event featured notable speakers who shared their insights and appreciation for the ongoing support of the Lexington community. Terry Gunn, Interim Chief Operating Officer for UCI Medical Affiliates, stated, “We are deeply committed to giving back to the community that has shown us incredible support. It’s not just about healthcare; it’s about supporting our patients in need and creating a stronger, healthier community.”
Dr. Shelley Janssen, Chief Medical Officer for Doctors Care, emphasized the importance of community healthcare and patient-centric services. “At Doctors Care, we’re more than just an urgent care facility. We are your partners in health, your neighbors, and your friends. Our mission has always been clear: to provide exceptional healthcare services that are convenient, accessible, and tailored to the needs of our communities.”
A significant highlight of the event was the introduction of the Hope Ferry staff, with special recognition given to the lead provider, Dr. Payam Yousefian. Dr. Yousefian expressed his profound satisfaction in serving the Lexington community and the surrounding areas, reaffirming Doctors Care’s commitment to exceptional patient care.
In a gesture of support for the Lexington community, Doctors Care Urgent Care presented a generous donation check to the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center. This non-profit organization provides essential therapeutic and investigative services to abused children and their non-abusive family members. Their mission is to offer comprehensive assessment and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children throughout the Midlands of South Carolina.
Upon receiving the donation check, Darlene Paradise, Director of Development for the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center, expressed her gratitude. She said, “This generous contribution is a beacon of hope for the children and families we serve. It strengthens our mission to create a safer and more nurturing community for all.”
As a part of the “Doctors Care Gives Back” initiative, the event introduced Patient Appreciation Week, a heartfelt gesture to express appreciation for the patients who seek urgent care at Doctors Care Hope Ferry. Patients at check-out will receive a thoughtful token of gratitude while supplies are available, underscoring Doctors Care’s appreciation for their patients’ continued trust and loyal patronage.
Doctors Care Urgent Care’s mission is to provide accessible, top-notch healthcare services to the Lexington community and beyond. The “Doctors Care Gives Back” event and Patient Appreciation Week exemplify their commitment to patient welfare and community engagement.
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Stephanie Hooker, Communications Manager, UCI Medical Affiliates
About Doctors Care Urgent Care
Doctors Care Urgent Care is a leading healthcare organization focused on delivering exceptional and convenient urgent care, family care, and occupational health services. Its original center, opened in Columbia in 1981, was the first urgent care center in South Carolina. Its current network of 52 urgent care locations continues to expand to serve patients with quality medical care that is both convenient and affordable. Doctors Care centers offer online check-in, onsite dispensing, flexible hours, onsite X-ray and laboratory, telehealth services and more. Visit DoctorsCare.com to learn more.
About the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center:
The Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501-c(3) non-profit agency dedicated to providing therapeutic and investigative services to abused children and their non-abusive family members. Serving Lexington County and the Midlands of South Carolina since 1995, their mission is to offer comprehensive assessment and assist with the investigation and treatment of child abuse victims. Visit Dickersoncac.org to learn more.