(ˈɜr dʒəˌsɛn tər)
a clinic or facility where a person can get immediate medical help in an emergency or treatment for a minor illness or injury.
[1980–85; urg(ent) + -i- + center]
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Using its physicians and nurses, North Shore-LIJ would occupy about 10,000 square feet of the 20,000-square-foot building for an urgicenter that would be open to community residents around the clock, including weekends and holidays.
Does an anxious parent have to wait 24 hours for the result of a throat culture when the Urgicenter down the pike offers an immediate dlide test?
The hospital treats more than 120,000 outpatients per year, and features a pediatric emergency department and urgicenter.
Typical nonsupportive stakeholders include competing hospitals or physician practices; freestanding alternatives, such as urgicenters or surgicenters; federal state, and local governments; investigative news media; and employer coalitions.