Leadership

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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A Q&A with Dr. Jim Augustine, ACEP Board Member and Chairman of the USACS National Clinical Governance Board

February 5th, 2019
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Dr. Jim Augustine’s long career is one of accomplishment and service, whether it’s to his patients, to ACEP, as Chairman of the USACS National Clinical Governance Board, or back to his days doing disaster preparedness and his service as a firefighter. To this day, Jim still keeps a fire department scanner on in the background […]

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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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Clinical Excellence Means Always Improving

July 20th, 2018
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By most nationally collected metrics available, US Acute Care Solutions is at or near the top in terms of emergency medicine quality. We know this by comparing our sites to our peer groups in the largest repository for emergency medicine national clinical quality metrics: the Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) of the American College of […]

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How To Leave With Class

December 13th, 2017
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“Certainly, we had some challenges along the way,” said Dr. Allin Vesa, “But Iredell was our baby, and we nurtured it.” Until recently, Dr. Vesa was the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Iredell Health System in Statesville, North Carolina. Iredell had an average size community emergency department – about 34,000 visits per year – […]

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Disaster Response A Continual Learning Process, Says Dr. James Augustine

October 11th, 2017
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Dr. James Augustine is a national expert on disaster preparedness. He has written disaster plans for multiple regions and cities, has served on fire departments and EMS teams from Washington D.C., to Atlanta, to Dayton, and has assisted the state of Ohio in drafting its own disaster plan. He serves on the Board of Directors for […]

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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 Motherhood Advantage In Leadership

July 25th, 2017
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Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt adapted from a forthcoming book to be published by the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians. The book will feature a collection of personal stories from and about women in emergency medicine, including Dr. Lawrence. As a working mother and an Air Force hospital commander, I often relied […]

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A Physicians Group Dedicated To Physician Ownership – And All That It Entails

May 23rd, 2017
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This year (like last) I have made A List Preferred Status on Southwest Airlines. As I write, I’m actually sitting at DCA on a weekend night having left my family waiting for a flight to head out on another business trip. When I finished medical school over 25 years ago, achieving airline preferred status wasn’t really […]

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