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Priorities and the Right Time: Looking Back On My Last Shift

November 28th, 2018
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On January of this year, I worked my last clinical shift in an ER. I realized recently that it’s been ten months since I cared for a patient at a bedside. The question some would ask is this: why, after 25 years of doing this, did I stop? Do I still miss it? Will I […]

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Posted in Life in the ER

Three Expecting Mothers Share What a Strong Parental Leave Benefit Means to Them

November 1st, 2018
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Dr. Stefanie Gilbert has a long list of reasons why US Acute Care Solution’s parental leave policy is a crucial benefit for mothers, newborns, and their families as a whole. The 12 weeks of paid time off with flexible scheduling before and after birth makes it easier for mothers to attend post-natal doctor’s appointments, for […]

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Posted in For Residents

Integrated Acute Care: The Impact of a Patient Centered Admission Team

October 25th, 2018
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When patient care is a priority, there is a natural integration of more and more elements of the patient’s hospital experience, from their entry process through their stay and finally their discharge. Not only is integrating care delivery service more efficient at delivering care – it’s more effective. An integrated care delivery model starts with […]

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Posted in Hospitalist Medicine, Observation Care, Quality Efficiency Utilization

In Your First Real EM Job Search, Don’t Worry: Everyone Eventually Gets to Point B

October 8th, 2018
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This time of year can be disorienting for junior residents. Many of their senior residents will be about to, or will have signed contracts for their first job while they are just starting what is likely to be their first job search in a very, very long time. When the fall of my chief year […]

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Posted in For Residents

Dr. Tony Cirillo On Politics, Winning ACEP’s Excellence in Health Policy Award, and Getting Back “A Little Bit of the Soul”

September 25th, 2018
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Dr. L. Anthony Cirillo had been working on the industry-wide battle to get a reasonable replacement to Medicare’s “Sustainable Growth Rate” formula for more than a decade before Congress finally acted. Since 2002, Congress had been passing a series of “doc fixes,” one after another, to prevent the SGR from causing gigantic cuts to physician […]

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Posted in Leadership