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Rockwall Urgent Care & Royse City Urgent Care are voted the BEST!

Living Magazine recently published its 2021 Readers Choice Awards (Lakeside Edition). Each year, their August BEST OF issue identifies after popular vote the best companies in the area, including the cities of Rockwall, Royse City, Rowlett, Heath, Fate, and McClendon-Chisholm.

Everyone at Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care would like to thank area residents for selecting them BEST URGENT CARE for the 8th time.

The clinics’ Director of Operations, Liz Wiley, FNP-BC, shared her thoughts on the most recent win. “On behalf of the owners, management, and staff, let me say how deeply honored we are to be awarded Best Urgent Care once again. We’re humbled and pleased to be chosen for the 8th year in a row. To us, being the best urgent care in Rockwall means providing exceptional, quality care, first and foremost. We also strive to exceed patients’ expectations with every visit. Finally, we continue to grow and expand to continually keep up with what our community needs, whether that be occupational medicine or telemedicine. But it all comes back to the patient experience; we promise to treat you like family.”

Since 2010, Rockwall Urgent Care has strived to treat patients with the care they deserve. With the addition of Royse City Urgent Care, the clinic was able to better serve the communities east of Rockwall with a full-service occupational medicine department, which provides workman’s compensation and employer provided services, such as drug testing and pre-employment screenings. The friendly staff at both clinics is second to none, both in the care they provide and in their professionalism. Each facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment, including digital x-ray. The clinics are conveniently located and have hours that work for families.

“At the risk of sounding cliché, even after being voted the best for seven years in a row, we’re still surprised—and quite pleased—when we find out we’ve won. To us, it means patients in this area have faith in our mission and our ability to care for them,” said Leslie Wilson, Marketing Director. “We can’t thank the community enough for their vote of confidence in both Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care, especially considering the increased competition east of the lake. Over the past 11 years, we’ve worked hard to cultivate relationships with the schools, sporting venues, businesses and municipalities in the area, and we value the partnerships we’ve built—and will continue to build. And we believe this ‘win’ shows how much the community values our efforts.”

Reminder: Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care are open 7 days a week:

  • Monday – Friday 8:oo a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Everybody Loves Hayward

A Profile of Hayward Johnson, PA-C at Rockwall and Royse City Urgent Care

Hayward Johnson, PA-CAs a marketing person new to the medical world, I once called Hayward Johnson to ask whether he could see a patient ahead of others who were waiting. “The daughter-in-law of a good friend of mine has a rash and needs to be treated right away. Can you bump her up in the line?”

“No, I don’t show anyone preferential treatment. I don’t care if the Queen of England walks through our doors. Unless she has a dire medical emergency, I’ll see her when her turn comes.”

That response told me just about everything I needed to know about Hayward Johnson, PA-C, Lead Provider and Practice Manager at Rockwall Urgent Care—namely that he values integrity.

Hayward came from an ER background and notes that the fast-track part of the ER is similar to urgent care. He has been with Rockwall Urgent Care for ten years.

Though his days are almost always fast-paced, he still gets excited to go to work, primarily because of the degree of autonomy given him as a provider. The trust shown him is clearly warranted.

Johnson said his favorite things about working at Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care are the family atmosphere, the friendships he’s made with fellow staff members and patients, and how much the employees care about their patients. That caring goes both ways. I hear from people all over the area about how highly they think of Hayward. One friend who spoke on the condition of anonymity said he always tries to schedule non-urgent visits to the clinic on days when Hayward is working.

And, speaking of that, what does Hayward think about the clinics’ contributions in the Rockwall, Heath, Royse City and Fate areas? We have played an important role in this community since we opened in 2010. We’ve offered free or reduced-rate athletic physicals, we’ve supported Rockwall-area students through donations to school groups, and we’ve supported local non-profit groups through food and toy drives. “It’s great to serve an appreciative community,” says Hayward.

Naturally, COVID-19 continues to be on nearly everyone’s minds. Hayward had this to say about the clinics’ role, “Through our testing and evaluation of COVID, we should be able to help our community adapt to a new normal.”

Personally speaking, Hayward cannot contain his pride in his family, nor should he. “My wife is a special education teacher, and both sons are in the Army National Guard. My oldest son is a personal trainer and a professional dancer/instructor. And my youngest son has a degree in chemistry and biology and works as a clinical lab scientist. He plans on attending medical school.”

Both Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care are fortunate to have Hayward Johnson, PA-C, as a valuable part of their provider team.

By Leslie Wilson, Marketing Director, Rockwall Urgent Care

Rockwall Urgent Care Presents New Director of Operations

Liz Wiley, Director of Operations

The owners of Rockwall Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine are pleased to announce that Liz Wiley, FNP-BC, has joined their team as the new Director of Operations for both the Rockwall and Royse City locations.

Wiley brings a combined 15 years of experience in urgent care, primary care, long-term acute care, and hospice care.

Her new role will include managing the clinic staff and overseeing day-to-day processes at both Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care. Managing two clinics that are open 8-12 hours a day seven days a week will require time, skill, and effort. But Wiley is up to the task, primarily because of the people who work at Rockwall Urgent Care. “The RUC staff has been very welcoming. I believe hospitality and kindness are difficult to teach. Either you have it or you don’t. We can teach people skills that are required for any task or job, but it’s also important that our staff have the customer service skills that our patients need and deserve. Thankfully, our staff possesses these qualities.”

Wiley is excited about her new position at the clinic. When I asked about her favorite things about the clinics, she promptly answered, “The marketing director.” OK, maybe someone was putting words in her mouth on that one . . . She actually stated, “The staff is second to none. They’re trained to work in the front and back, which gives the clinic a lot of flexibility. Rockwall Urgent Care hires and retains great people which says a lot about their high standards. The turnover here is quite low—unusual in the healthcare industry. The locations are convenient and easily accessible, and the clinic hours are well-suited for the area.” It’s clear Wiley is proud of the people and entities she represents.

Here’s the bottom line: Rockwall Urgent Care and Royse City Urgent Care are lucky to have Liz Wiley heading up their clinic operations. She’s the perfect fit.

Royse City Urgent Care Welcomes Back Army Captain William “Allen” Nicholas


Contact: Leslie Wilson
Marketing Director
Rockwall Urgent Care
Phone: 214-505-5336


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810 E. Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 100
 Rockwall, TX  75032
469-402-3400 (phone)
469-402-1294 (fax)

Captain William Allen Nicholas

(Rockwall, TX)—June 5, 2020. Please join the owners and staff at Rockwall and Royse City Urgent Care in welcoming back William Nicholas, PA, to Royse City Urgent Care. Captain Nicholas has been deployed with the U.S. Army in the United Arab Emirates for the last eight months serving as a Physician Assistant. We are so grateful for his service to our country but we’re also happy to have him back at the clinic.


Captain Nicholas’ worked as a PA, and his responsibilities included coordinating and running in-service clinics with a trainer. Together, they helped provide tips for soldiers to improve performance and help prevent injury. After President Trump ordered the strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Nicholas was tasked with coordinating mass casualty exercises with the coalition medical forces. While deployed in the U.A.E., Nicholas treated multiple patients, some of whom experienced very serious conditions, including kidney stones, DVT (deep vein thrombosis), and pericarditis. He also assisted in coronavirus management.

The team did more than just work while deployed. Nicholas played guitar during his down time to help him relax. His favorite MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) was chili mac, but he didn’t enjoy the veggie omelet nearly as much. When asked what three things he missed the most about home, Nicholas answered quickly, “My family, working, and good American food.” After missing them for eight months, he’s eager to spend time with his family, including going on vacation later this summer.

The team at both Royse City Urgent Care and Rockwall Urgent Care are thankful Captain Nicholas has returned safely. We are grateful to have him as an integral part of our medical team, and we’re proud of the sacrifices he’s made on behalf of our nation.