Cause and Experience

 

About

Urgent Care Partners was formed to assist health systems as they develop alternative primary care delivery models. The leaders of Urgent Care Partners have 50 years of experience in ambulatory operations and innovative primary care strategy.

Urgent Care Partners focuses on building client capabilities and infrastructure, in order to deliver care in a way that is distinct from primary care and retail clinics, emergency rooms and virtual care platforms.

UCP offers full-service and turn-key urgent care center solutions, from strategy through design, including start-up, operations/management and transition to the client. These fully-customized solutions are designed to match the specific needs of the health system and integrate existing operational standards, software and processes that will ensure a smooth transition.

UCP has extensive experience managing joint commission and Det Norske Veritas accredited sites. Urgent Care Partners’ process improvement tools and methodologies are concentrated on customer service and patient experience, and are designed around lean/six sigma process improvement standards.

Allison Keleher

Project Manager

Allison Keleher is a Project Manager with Urgent Care Partners based in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, she is responsible for leading and coordinating healthcare implementation project teams. She earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, focusing in strategy and management and is a Certified Professional Project Manager. Prior to her graduate studies, Allison worked in government and legal settings helping stakeholders navigate the US immigration system. Allison is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys camping, traveling and cooking.

Ashley Cain

Financial Analyst

Ashley Cain is a Financial Analyst with Urgent Care Partners, based in Minneapolis, MN. She is an experienced analyst with a history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Ashley Graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Business Management. Prior to joining UCP, she worked in pharmaceutical analytics at Target Headquarters and CVS Health.

Benjamin Weir

Strategy Analyst

Benjamin Weir is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining UCP, Benjamin earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, and a minor in Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys playing golf and hockey.

Christian Kerr

Strategy Analyst

Christian Kerr is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners, based in Minneapolis, MN. Christian helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Christian provides market, financial and analytic services to clients. Prior to joining UCP, he graduated from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School with degrees in Supply Chain Operations and Management Information Systems. During his last years in school, Christian worked for the Carlson Consulting Enterprise where his team assisted in developing business strategies for clients across multiple industries located in the Twin Cities. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and attending Gopher sporting events.

Denver Collins

Strategy Analyst

Denver Collins is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining UCP, Denver was a strategy consultant with Baker Tilly, where he worked in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, consumer financial services, and manufacturing. Denver’s projects focused primarily on consumer experience and go-to-market strategy. Denver graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and Supply Chain-Operations. Outside of work, Denver enjoys biking and listening to great podcasts.

Mitch Traczyk

Manager

Mitch Traczyk is a Manager with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Mitch works to support clients in various types of healthcare strategy with experience in service line planning, market alignment, and implementation planning.

Prior to joining Urgent Care Partners, Mitch completed his bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and holds a Masters of Business Administration in product management from Boston College. Additionally, Mitch is an avid runner and car enthusiast.

William Elder

Strategy Analyst

William Elder is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining UCP, William graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems from the Carlson School of Management. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and exploring national parks.

Debbie Bush

Director of Activations

Debbie Bush is Director of Activation for Urgent Care Partners, and is based in Orlando, FL. Debbie brings 35 years of urgent care experience opening over 40 urgent care facilities with the largest urgent care company in Florida. Debbie successfully project managed the expansion of clinic services, across multiple states, coordinating all aspects of operations. Debbie specializes in clinical process flow, policies and procedures, laboratory and radiology services, and EHR implementations. She also shares expertise with performance improvement/clinical best practice, design of quality control procedures, regulatory compliance and staff development through training and education programs. Debbie is well versed in occupational medicine and DOT compliance regarding exams, drug screening, breath alcohol testing, and MRO services.

Robert Colvin, FACHE

Associate

Bob Colvin is an Associate at Urgent Care Partners. He has over 25 years of experience leading hospitals and health systems, ranging from a 500+ bed academic medical center to for-profit facilities, suburban facilities and small rural hospitals. His experience includes operating a large multi-specialty physician group, regional ambulance services, home health agencies and community primary care clinics. He has also served as a Group Vice President for Quorum Health Resources (QHC).

Bob has chaired both the Georgia and the Idaho Hospital Associations, has served on the American Hospital Associations Metropolitan Governing Council and is a Fellow in the American College of Health Executives. He has received the prestigious NOVA award from the AHA for his work in healthcare with the homeless. In addition, organizations under his leadership have been recognized by Fortune Magazine as among the 100 Best Companies to work for in America and by Consumers Digest as among the 50 safest hospitals in America.

Jennifer Craig-Muller

Engagement Manager

Jennifer Craig-Muller is an Engagement Manager  with Urgent Care Partners, and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At Urgent Care Partners, she supports the consulting team by facilitating the design and implementation of urgent care centers. Jennifer also contributes to the strategy development around a communities urgent care needs.

Prior to joining Urgent Care Partners, Jennifer focused on clinical research and obtained a strong background in large-scale data analysis. As a junior scientist, she coordinated phase II HIV clinical trials at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is an avid soccer fan and enjoys cooking for her husband and hiking with their two dogs.

Andrew Schmidt

Strategy Analyst

Andrew Schmidt is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining UCP, Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. In his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing golf.

Mike Quigley

Consultant

Mike Quigley is a Consultant with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He helps to support and coordinate strategic decisions while working with internal analyst teams and client work groups. Mike works to support clients in various types of healthcare strategy with experience in market alignment and implementation planning. Prior to joining Urgent Care Partners, Mike worked as a legal marketing consultant with Thomson Reuters. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. An avid sports fan, Mike also enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf.

Weston Johnson

Senior Manager

Weston Johnson is a Senior Manager with Urgent Care Partners and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Johnson is an experienced analyst and project manager who has provided market, financial and analytical services to a variety of clients. His experience in strategic planning, service line planning, practice rationalization and healthcare infrastructure planning allows him to bring a broad base of experience and abilities to his project teams.

Prior to joining Urgent Care Partners, Mr. Johnson spent thirteen years at Conventions, Sports and Leisure International, where he provided clients in the public, private and education sectors with market, financial and economic feasibility analyses related to public assembly facility development projects. This experience provides him with an ability to gain an in-depth understanding of his clients’ needs and deliver outcomes that meet those needs.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. An avid sports fan, he also enjoys running and spending time with his family.

Daniel Hansen

Strategy Analyst

Daniel Hansen is a Strategy Analyst with Urgent Care Partners based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining UCP, Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Management from the Carlson School of Management. In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, snowboarding, sport shooting, and travel.

Danté Richardson, MD

VP of Patient Care and Integration

Dr. Danté Richardson is VP of Patient Care and Integration at Urgent Care Partners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Richardson was a Benjamin Banneker Scholar at the University of Maryland College Park. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Spartan Health Sciences University Medical School. Dr. Richardson completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Florida Shands Jacksonville. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, a Certified MRO and holds certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  He has over 20 years of experience in Corporate wellness and 10 years experience in Occupational, Urgent Care, and Family Medicine while practicing in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and Washington State.

Brandon Robertson

VP Operations

Brandon J. Robertson is Vice President of Operations, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has over 10 years of experience in healthcare and retail operations, ranging from hospital to non-hospital entities. Brandon’s expertise focuses on ambulatory asset strategy, design, development, implementation, and management. He has opened and operated numerous urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, and outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics for programmatic and operational integration, which would drive increased outpatient market share, clinical quality, and financial success.

He is a Six Sigma Black Belt who has trained multiple teams in the ways of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies in performance excellence, operations management, and quality assurance as it applies to the healthcare industry.

Brandon holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.