Leadership

USACS Clinical Resource Group Team publishes on Leader Standard Work

June 24th, 2022
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By Stephanie Kupec MSN, RN Senior Associate, Director of Site Optimization Leader Standard Work has been a focus of the Clinical Resource Group for the past three years. Leader Standard Work (LSW) is a concept that ensures standard work processes and practices are in place and consistently followed. This approach is a driver for leadership […]

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Posted in Hospital Partnership, Leadership

NCGB Awards: Honoring Dr. Joseph Pepe

June 10th, 2022
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National Clinical Governance Board’s Clinical Excellence Awards At the most recent US Acute Care Assembly, six of our outstanding clinicians received the USACS National Clinical Governance Board’s Clinical Excellence awards for their extraordinary work with our hospital partners. Isabelle Hertig, MD, Critical Care, Shady Grove Medical Center, nominated by Ajit Kuruvilla, MD Joseph Pepe, DO, Emergency […]

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Posted in General, Leadership

NCGB Clinical Excellence Awards: Honoring PA-C David Hoch

May 27th, 2022
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National Clinical Governance Board’s Clinical Excellence Awards At the most recent US Acute Care Assembly, six of our outstanding clinicians received the USACS National Clinical Governance Board’s Clinical Excellence awards for their extraordinary work with our hospital partners. Isabelle Hertig, MD, Critical Care, Shady Grove Medical Center, nominated by Ajit Kuruvilla, MD Joseph Pepe, DO, Emergency […]

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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

International Women’s Day: Shining a Light into the Darkness

March 7th, 2022
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Shining a Light in the Darkness A Dream Fulfilled Since she was three years old, Jessica Munoz has worn a stethoscope around her neck, with the dream of offering healing and presence to people in their darkest moments. It was a dream realized early in life: she earned her BSN directly after high school and […]

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Posted in Leadership, Life in the ER, Servant's Heart, Where We Work

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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Posted in Leadership, Life in the ER, The Shift, Uncategorized

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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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Leadership

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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Posted in Leadership, The Shift

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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Posted in General, Hospital Partnership, Leadership