Leadership

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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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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