The Northeast Regional Urgent Care Association (NERUCA) was founded in 2013 to represent the interests of urgent care practice and policy in the Northeast region of the United States. At inception, the association consisted of seven member practices in two states. At present, NERUCA membership includes participants in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, representing well over 1800 regional offices. In 2017, NERUCA joined forces with the national Urgent Care Association (UCA) as the UCA’s first formally recognized regional chapter. Though it continues as a wholly independent entity, NERUCA enjoys affiliate chapter status with the UCA, allowing NERUCA members access to a nationwide organization’s partnership, resources, and advocacy.

The Northeast Regional Urgent Care Association is here to represent the interests of urgent care in its member states. This need for Urgent Care Centers to have a partner organization supporting and representing their interests has become increasingly important in the face of legislative and regulatory attempts to negatively impact our practices across the Northeast.

Our Strategic Partners are businesses who wish to support the mission of NERUCA and the urgent care industry.  These partners are integral to our success as an organization and as an industry.

Our Government Affairs Committee is actively monitoring and impacting the rapidly changing developments in these states and throughout our region.

NERUCA provides regional access to legislative and payer advocacy, world class educational opportunities, and cutting edge industry partners to supports our centers, allowing us as owners/operators and staff to do the very best for our patients and communities.

NERUCA currently represents nine states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

We hope you will join us in representing urgent care medicine. Please consider joining NERUCA and the UCA today, and help us represent your interests locally and nationally!

NERUCA Organization Highlights:

• Formed in 2013, the first regional chapter of UCA.
• Grassroots local representation partnered with UCA’s national strength.
• Tackles legislative issues at the state level.
• Education and Advocacy for Urgent Care Medicine in the Northeast.
• Committees: Executive, Education, Payer Relations, Membership, Finance, ByLaws, Government Affairs, and Strategic Partners.

President of NERUCA: Shaun Ginter, MBA, FACHE

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Our Board Members

The Board Members at NERUCA are committed to ongoing support for its members and the states we serve. Our goal is to help urgent care centers across the North East by combining our knowledge, skill sets, key sources of information, and contacts to keep the medical community and our members up to date.

  • Markintosh Barthelemy, MD, MBA, FACEP
  • Todd Martin MBA, FACHE
  • John Kulin, DO, FACEP, FCUCM
  • Shaun Ginter, MBA, FACHE
  • Jeannie Kenkare, DO
  • Robert Hargraves
  • Michael P.M. Pond, MD
  • Ryan Sadlier
  • Peter Hotz, MBA
  • Sarah Alasya
  • Luis de la Prida, CM&AA
  • Rajesh Geria, MD