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While Jeff Money Served Our Country, USACS’ Paid Military Leave Benefit Allowed Him to Focus on His Mission

September 13th, 2018
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Jeff Money had been waiting four years to go through Officer Training School so that he could serve his country as an officer in the Air Force. But when the call finally came on May 2nd, 2018, the Air Force told him he had all of three days to get his affairs in order before […]

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The Top 5 Most-Read Posts of 2017

December 27th, 2017
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The Shift’s most-read posts from 2017 ran the gamut, from columns on physician burnout by Vice President of Marketing and Recruiting Dr. Travis Ulmer, to a story by President of USACS East Dr. Angelo Falcone on the responsibilities of physician ownership, to a 4-year-old post on hospital capacity management by Chief of Observation Services Dr. […]

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Dr. Erik Schobitz Travels To Post-Hurricane Florida and Puerto Rico

November 1st, 2017
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As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida as a Category 5 storm, the nation’s emergency response and the media kicked into high gear. The extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston seemed to have caught everyone off-guard, and no one wanted to make the same mistake twice. Dr. Erik Schobitz, a pediatric emergency physician with US […]

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Mario Riportella’s Path from Navy SEAL to US Acute Care Solutions PA

August 10th, 2017
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When Mario Riportella went looking for a new PA job, he was interested in getting a little more autonomy. And who can blame him? In 2005, Riportella, a Navy SEAL at the time, was in charge of triaging nearly 200 military personnel in the midst of Operation Red Wings, a search and rescue operation later […]

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The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

December 28th, 2016
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Oh, 2016. What a year it was! Whatever words or sentiments you choose to ascribe to The Year 2016, it was nothing if not consequential. What is true for the world and for the country in 2016 was also true for US Acute Care Solutions. In the past 18 months, USACS has roughly doubled in size. […]

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Posted in General, The Shift

The Worst Call to Hear

November 15th, 2016
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“8-month old cardiac arrest. ETA 10 minutes.” Of all the cases we see, a pediatric SIDS death is without question the most difficult to bear. I recently cared for a child who a few hours earlier was a happy and playful infant and now arrived in cardiac arrest, pale and lifeless. Despite our usual resuscitative […]

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Posted in General, Life in the ER

A Better Way to Manage Acute Care

November 3rd, 2016
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A few weeks ago, we received a letter from a patient who had recently been treated at one of our integrated acute care locations at Somerset Hospital. The patient had come to the emergency department and was ultimately admitted to the hospital. The letter detailed how grateful he was that the same physician assistant who […]

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