Children’s urgent care facility opens in Monroe
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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Children’s urgent care facility opens in Monroe

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Carolinas HealthCare System team members and community members joined in a ribbon cutting celebration to welcome the Monroe’s first dedicated children’s urgent care facility.

The Carolinas HealthCare System opened Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care-Union on Jan. 20.

The facility, which is affiliated with the system’s Levine Children’s Hospital, is located at 3193 West U.S. 74 in Monroe.

The office will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

It will serve patients 18 years of age and under in a patient-centered, child-friendly environment. Board-certified pediatricians will be on staff full-time.

Additionally, Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care-Union West, at West 6030 U.S. 74 Suite A in Indian Trail, has expanded hours to 24-hours-per-day. The expanded hours started on Jan. 6.

“Families need access to quality medical care when their physician is not available, and these expanded urgent care services will help fill this need,” said Stephen Jones, vice president of Carolinas HealthCare System’s urgent care division.

“The added value to our community is we’re now providing 24-hour urgent care and dedicated children’s urgent care in convenient locations to improve access and the experience for our patients.”

Marcey Stone, director of market communication and corporate communications, and marketing and outreach for Carolinas HealthCare, said, “As part of Carolinas HealthCare System, the urgent care locations are connected to the latest technologies and medical advancements, including seamless connectivity via electronic medical records.

“They provide a range of services for urgent medical issues, including treatment for sore throats, ear aches, bronchitis, colds and flu, and upset stomach, care for cuts and burns, treatment for minor injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures, and physicals for school, sports, camp and work,” Stone said.

First Friday

“Love is in the air …” is how John Paul Young characterized things way back in 1977.

That will likely still describe the air quality in and around Waxhaw on Feb. 7.

Waxhaw’s assistant events coordinator Natalie Jackson is inviting the public to “celebrate your loved ones while falling in love with downtown,” during First Friday. The activities will run 5-8 p.m.

You can get free valentine photos at the photo booth or participate in a Valentine Candy Crawl. There will also be a kissing booth and an opportunity for children to build a “love nest” for birds.

The Waxhaw Junior Art League will assist children in making Valentine cards; free chair massages will be available, too. There also will be face painting, Valentine specials at local shops and romantic carriage rides.

Waxhaw First Friday’s are a collaboration between town government, merchants and civic and cultural associations. For more information, go to www.waxhaw.com.

John Anderson is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for John? Email him at jafortrel@aol.com.

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