Future of Healthcare

Summa Health EMS RTF Program Trains for the Unthinkable

May 20th, 2022
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Rescue Task Force Training As the System EMS Medical Director for Summa Health, Dr. Douglas Gallo provides a Rescue Task Force (RTF) experience for the Emergency Medicine (EM) residents and EMS providers that they are unlikely to forget. He hopes, in fact, that the training will prepare them to save lives should the once unthinkable […]

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Posted in Featured, For Residents, Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Life in the ER, The Shift

Recent Articles Published by USACS Residents, Fellows

May 11th, 2022
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US Acute Care Solutions’ talented, expert  physicians publish frequently – and so do our residents and fellows. Check out the links below for recent articles penned in collaboration with others or solo by our residents: Unity, Purpose, and Passion: Influencing the Future of the EM Workforce Angela Cai, MD, MBA, Innovation Fellow, Meritus Medical Center […]

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Posted in For Residents, Future of Healthcare

Full Circle

March 17th, 2022
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Growing up, one of Dr. Janice Jones’ favorite things to do was to, with her father and sister, take her mom lunch at the hospital where she worked as a NICU nurse practitioner. She would get to go on a tour and remembers thinking that her mother did remarkable work. “Each year, there was a […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Leadership, Life in the ER

The Value of 24/7 In-House Intensivist Coverage

24/7 In-House Intensivist Coverage
February 12th, 2021
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Hospitals across the country are implementing 24/7 in-house Intensivist coverage. The pressure COVID-19 places on ICUs has accelerated this trend. Regardless of the pandemic’s impact, numerous studies show that in-house Intensivist services positively impact patient outcomes, nursing and provider satisfaction, and overall quality and efficiency, especially in high acuity, high volume hospitals such as tertiary […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Life in the ER

Going virtual during a pandemic: Telehealth changes the game for Bristol Health

February 10th, 2021
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Throughout our physician-owned group, medical directors have been helping their hospital partners thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic in very difficult circumstances. “Like most hospitals, ours saw a 50% decrease in volume early in the pandemic. Yet we knew that of course, patients still needed care. We were forced to be creative in finding solutions to […]

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Caring for Patients; Caring for Community

Physician Carol Scott
January 25th, 2021
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Meeting Patients Where They Are Carol Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP is a gifted doctor for whom healing goes much deeper than treating and releasing emergency department patients. She’s also passionate about educating her community – and preventing patients from needing her services in the first place. “My background is in medicine, but I also consider […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Leadership

Taking Provider-in-Triage Efficiencies to the Next Level with Collaborative Focus on Appropriate Timely Discharges and Admissions

October 21st, 2020
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Many emergency departments do not focus resources on lobby triage. This is due, in part, to a misconception that the most influential patient entry point is ED traffic from EMS. This perspective results in strong team members and efficiency and quality strategies being allocated outside of lobby triage. In this post, former VEP Healthcare Chief […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospitalist Medicine, Life in the ER, Patient Satisfaction

Standardizing the language of Telemedicine

July 30th, 2020
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Creating consistent language helps clinicians and patients alike. USACS’ Chief Medical Officer Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP and National Director of Clinical Innovation Jesse Pines MD, MBA, MSCE have authored the PAACT Classifications for Acute Care Telemedicine. See it in ACEP Now’s article:  https://www.acepnow.com/article/its-time-to-standardize-the-nomenclature-of-acute-care-telemedicine/ 

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A Growing Trend: Dr. Jesse Pines Moves to USACS

August 13th, 2018
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On July 12th, a widely known, highly accomplished emergency physician from one of the country’s finest academic institutions tweeted the announcement that Dr. Jesse Pines had joined US Acute Care Solutions: wow, I missed that @DrJessePines is moving to @USACSolutions Congrats to Jesse and huge gain for USACS. interesting data point in shifting sands of […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Quality Efficiency Utilization

Answering the Call at Summa Health’s Residency Program

March 2nd, 2017
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As emergency medicine physicians, we have more or less self-selected careers in which we “answer the call” when we are needed. Even so, this was not the kind of call I was expecting while on winter vacation with my family and friends. In the days just after Christmas this past December, I was in Hocking Hills […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Life in the ER