Meet the 2023 Award Honorees 

Each year the Urgent Care Foundation acknowledges the work of those advancing Urgent Care medicine at the annual UCF Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Learn more about the 2023 Award Nominees by clicking their images below.

Joseph Toscano, MD, FCUCM

Envision Healthcare

Lifetime Membership

Kevin DiBenedetto, MD

Premier Health

Outstanding Achievement Award

Lidymar Ruiz, MBA

CareNow Urgent Care, Richmond 

Rising Star Award

Tracey Q. Davidoff, MD, FCUCM

Advent Health Centracare 

Humanitarian Award

Anupama Pani, MD

Immediate Medical Care MD

Becky Burress Unsung Hero Award

Award Categories

The Urgent Care Foundation will honor an individual who is new to the Urgent Care industry with the Rising Star in Urgent Care Award. These individuals represent the best and brightest under-the-age-of 40 newcomers to the industry. Nominees must have a proven track record of leadership, innovation, dedication to community and the Urgent Care industry. Any employee in your organization who meets the criteria can be nominated for this award.

Recognizes significant clinical, managerial and/or administrative achievements in the field of Urgent Care medicine that have had an impact on the industry. Nominees may be an individual, an organization, or a company and must be a member of UCA.

Significant contributions of an individual to UCA are recognized by the awarding of a Lifetime Membership. The awardee will be granted complimentary lifetime membership to UCA as well as complimentary registration to the UCA Urgent Care Convention & Expo the year he or she receives the award. 

Awarded to an Individual, organization, or company for legislative or regulatory advocacy for Urgent Care on a state or national level. Nominees do not have to be members of UCA.

Awarded for significant medical volunteer work by an individual, organization, or exhibitor that has had a positive impact on a national or international cause or event. Nominees must be members of UCA.

Recognizes an individual, organization or exhibitor for significant efforts that focus on improved quality and safety in the field of Urgent Care medicine.

This Award was established to honor our first “Unsung Hero” Becky Burress, UCA’s very first staff member. Becky passed away suddenly in August 2019, and this Award serves as a permanent honor for all those exceptional front line staff who work tirelessly and selflessly above and beyond the call of duty in the work they do behind the scenes at your Urgent Care center(s). Please provide a description of why you think this individual goes above and beyond the call of duty in their role within your center.

Click here to enjoy Becky Burress’s Banana Nut Bread Recipe, a little forever-gift from Becky to the Urgent Care world.

View Past Award Winners

View the extensive list of past UCF winners who have led our industry.

Meet the 2022 Award Winners