SOURCE: The National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC)

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October 21, 2015 18:02 ET

National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers to Hold Inaugural Membership Meeting

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - The National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC) will hold its inaugural membership meeting in Boston, MA on October 27, 2015. This meeting will provide an opportunity to bring all freestanding emergency center owners, operators, and interested parties together as this emerging industry gains momentum across the country.

The freestanding emergency center industry has developed rapidly, creating the need for a national organization that advocates for its future growth and fair regulation. NAFEC will dedicate itself to educating the health care community, legislators, regulators, and the general public about the unique value that freestanding emergency centers bring to the communities in which they serve.

Across the country, NAFEC represents all models of freestanding emergency care, including physician- and proprietary-owned facilities, hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), and joint venture partnerships between freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. The association's primary objective is to establish a unified presence in Washington D.C., as well as protect and promote the freestanding emergency center industry in individual states.

During its inaugural meeting, NAFEC members will elect their first round of leaders and adopt bylaws to govern the association. NAFEC will also set its legislative priorities for the upcoming 2016 legislative session.

NAFEC encourages those who are interested in learning more about freestanding emergency centers to attend the second annual NAFEC Conference. The conference will take place in Houston, TX from June 6 - 8, 2016. For more details and registration information, visit


The National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC) is the only national member-based association representing freestanding emergency centers. The association works with national elected officials to safeguard and grow the industry, raises public awareness of the industry, and promotes freestanding emergency centers as a viable option for quality emergency care nationwide. For more information, follow NAFEC on Twitter at @FreestandingER, or visit the website at

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