Leadership

Celebrating Women: Words of Wisdom from an Admired USACS Physician

March 30th, 2021
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As we conclude Women’s History Month, The Shift had a conversation with one of the most admired leaders at US Acute Care Solutions, Chairman of the National Clinical Governance Board Joan Kolodzik, MD, FACEP, also a physician in the southwest Ohio area, serving clinically in many of the Mercy Health hospitals. Her home base is […]

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Dr. Rowland honored as one of Lake Health’s Physicians of the Year

January 27th, 2021
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Dr. Richard “Andy” Rowland was named one of Lake Health’s Physicians of the Year for his continued leadership, especially in 2020. Read our short interview with him, and you’ll understand why. Q&A Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself? ​My background includes training in biomedical engineering and medical devices prior to medical school as […]

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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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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Challenging Normal

January 18th, 2021
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By Jason Bolden, MD, FACEP, CDP As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, I thought it would be of benefit to look beyond King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington in 1963. The recent unrest of within our American society necessitates that we look inward as a nation. January 6 […]

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How to Boost Hospital Revenue by Optimizing Hospitalist Case Mix Index Documentation

Financial chart on a touchscreen
August 24th, 2020
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As hospital margins shrink, hospital leaders seek strategies to enhance revenue. Accurately capturing Case Mix Index (CMI) is a prime way to do just that. The key? Physician documentation. At each of our partner hospitalist programs, we see consistent improvement in CMI by focusing on physician documentation education and mentoring. In this post, we explain the importance of CMI documentation optimization and how to leverage it to help hospitals increase […]

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James DelVecchio named Maryland ACEP Chair of Year

March 4th, 2020
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The Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has honored James DelVecchio, MD, FACEP, with the Chairperson of the Year Award. He will receive the award at the March 12 annual Maryland ACEP Educational Conference. “It has been my honor to serve as the Chair of the Departments of Emergency Medicine at […]

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USACS National Director of Clinical Education Jestin Carlson named PACEP 2020 Emergency Physician of the Year

January 13th, 2020
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National Director of Clinical Education Jestin Carlson, MD, MS, FACEP, was today named the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians (PACEP) 2020 Emergency Physician of the Year. This award recognizes a PACEP member and emergency clinician of unusual merit who pursues the ideal of emergency medicine, serves as a role model and patient advocate, upholds the […]

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Always learning something new

January 7th, 2020
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ACEP Service It’s no surprise, really, that though Dr. Jim Augustine has formally concluded his second and final term on the ACEP Board of Directors, his work continues. “I’ve still got work to do,” chuckled Augustine. “I’m on the committees for Clinical Emergency Data and the Health Information Technology Committee.” Regardless, Augustine was honored for […]

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An Incubator for Leadership, USACS Hatches Second SEMPA President in Four Years

May 30th, 2019
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US Acute Care Solutions employs a large portion of Emergency Medicine PA workforce, says Dayna Jaynstein – likely significantly more than its fair share relative to other acute care groups. The group’s Physician to APP ratio is almost exactly 2:1. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Jaynstein makes the second SEMPA president to come out […]

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USACS Scholars Program About More Than Training Leaders

February 14th, 2019
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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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