COVID-19 has changed our lives for the unforeseeable future; however, it has not changed Atrium Health Navicent's dedication to providing exceptional and compassionate care to our communities. Learn more about our COVID-19 resources.

MCCG's Entrekin Chosen as National InQuicker Award Winner

MCCG's Entrekin Chosen as National InQuicker Award Winner

Entrekin Recognized as Role Model In Provision of Excellent Patient Care


MACON, GA (Wednesday, January 9, 2013) – Deborah Entrekin, BSN, a clinical nurse at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), was recently chosen as the recipient of the inaugural InQuicker Champion of the Quarter Award.

Entrekin's coworkers nominated her for's national award based on her commitment to exemplary patient care, her patience in teaching new employees about InQuicker and the triage process, and her desire to have InQuicker patients seen within the designated time frame while still providing excellent patient care and satisfaction. Her coworkers recognized her as a dedicated worker and role model, and Entrekin was chosen as the inaugural award winner from nominees across the U.S. 

“Deborah always ensures that the patient is triaged within one minute of being brought to the back. Even when things are hectic, Deborah puts her focus on the InQuicker patient, ensuring that the patient is cared for with compassion. She makes the process run more efficiently and teaches other patients to utilize such an outstanding service,” Mandy Cobb, Entrekin's colleague, wrote in her nomination letter.

InQuicker is an innovative online waiting service that has revolutionized the patient experience in MCCG's emergency center and QuickMed urgent care centers since its launch in October 2011. Using, individuals can check in online for a visit to the emergency center at MCCG or the nearest QuickMed center, arrive at their projected treatment time and be seen by a healthcare professional within 15 minutes of the projected time.

InQuicker is not an appointment or reservation service, as the nature of emergency room triage does not allow for the scheduling of medical treatment. Rather, InQuicker provides estimated treatment times based on patient traffic conditions and enables its users to wait from home rather than the waiting room. This service is only intended for persons who have non-life threatening medical conditions. The InQuicker system is designed to filter certain symptom keywords that may indicate a life-threatening medical condition. Users indicating a life-threatening medical condition are prompted to dial 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

“InQuicker is a fantastic service provided by The Medical Center of Central Georgia for people in the Central Georgia area with minor emergencies and illnesses. It is a service like no other for timely diagnosis and treatment. We are pleased that Deborah has been recognized for her commitment to exemplary patient care,” said Dr. Tim Longaker, MCCG Medical Director of Urgent Care.

QuickMeds, MCCG's urgent care centers, are located throughout Macon. They are located at 5925 Zebulon Rd. (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.), 3400 Riverside Dr. (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and 1339 Gray Highway (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.). The MCCG emergency center is located at 777 Hemlock Street.

For more information about the InQuicker online waiting service, visit

In the attached photo, Deborah Entrekin stands with her award at the QuickMed at 5925 Zebulon Road, Macon.

Back to Community News

Top Related News

Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Urges Caregivers to be Aware of Toxic Household Items

3/21/23 Read More

Panda Express Pledges more than $400,000 to Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital

3/16/23 Read More

Atrium Health Navicent Offers Tips for Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries

3/15/23 Read More