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USACS Scholars Tackle Physician Wellness at the Workstation

The USACS Scholars Program has many uses, from training the next generation of leaders in acute care to deepening relationships between USACS clinicians across regions and sharing information and best practices back to the site levels. Perhaps an underappreciated benefit, however, is the ability of a new group of leaders to look on old problems […]

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“When This Disaster Happened, We Were There…”

The Story of Hurricane Florence Through the Eyes of The Providers Who Worked Through It Wednesday, September 12th The week leading up to landfall for Hurricane Florence had been difficult from a planning perspective. The storm had weakened, then strengthened again. It had shifted course and slowed. Governors from Maryland down to Georgia had all […]

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Opioid Treatment in the ED: A Revolving Door, or an Open Door?

Last year, Ariana Sampson treated a young man for opioid addiction in the emergency department of Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California. His family told her that he’d been a golden child and a star athlete in high school. But after a football injury, he had been prescribed the painkiller Norco. Within six months of […]

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USACS Scholars Program About More Than Training Leaders

Here’s a little secret about the Scholars Program from National Director of Scholars Dr. John Casey, one of its core faculty: the Scholars Program isn’t just for the scholars. Every year, a group of about 30 physicians and APPs go through the program, which is ostensibly designed for USACS clinicians interested in moving into leadership […]

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What It Really Means To Have Your Work Be A Family

A family, says Dr. Kurtis Mayz, doesn’t always get along: “It’s not all rainbows and butterflies,” he said in a recent interview. “We fight, we have our disagreements, we play together, we love together, and at the end of the day, we’re a family. We all pull together in the same direction and we move […]

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The Shift’s Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018

Dr. David Klein’s post on “Dying With Dignity” didn’t just top the list of most-read posts from the past year. It touched a nerve unlike anything The Shift has ever published. Writing a little over a year after his own father passed away in his sleep, Dr. Klein, the USACS National Director of Quality, recommended […]

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