The Shift

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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In Celebration of International Women’s Day: Marian Toronko, MBA, MHA, RN

Marian Toronka
March 8th, 2021
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From Sierra Leone to Washington, D.C., standout IAC RN Marian Toronka serves with excellence   For International Women’s Day, US Acute Care Solutions is thrilled to honor RN Acute Care Service Coordinator Marian Toronka, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN. Though Toronka has only been with USACS (Fort Washington Medical Center, Maryland) since November 2020, she already […]

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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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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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Championing for Children

October 2nd, 2019
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  More than 80% of children seek care in general emergency departments – not in children’s hospitals. Yet, to date, hospital licensing and accreditation requirements lack pediatric-specific standards. USACS’ Dr. Kate Remick, one of the executive leads for the EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (CIIC), is setting out to change that by establishing […]

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From Vision to Action – FIX 19 Preview

September 6th, 2019
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with Jordana Haber Our final preview features Jordana Haber, Director of Clinical Education for University Medical Center, Las Vegas, where she also is a USACS emergency physician. US Acute Care Solutions is a sponsor of FemInEm’s Idea Exchange 2019 (FIX), a two-day event featuring – among other standard conference fare – 32 TED-style talks from […]

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The Journey to Otherhood – with Dr. Ebony Hunter – FIX 19 preview

August 30th, 2019
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Not every woman chooses to become a mother. And that’s okay. USACS physician Ebony Hunter and Dina Wallin, MD, hope to hit the ‘reset’ button on the implications of childbearing and the stigma of not during their FIX 19 talk. US Acute Care Solutions is a sponsor of FemInEm’s Idea Exchange 2019 (FIX), a two-day […]

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FIX 19 Preview: Unleashing your Inner Witch or Wizard

Shyam Sivasankar
August 23rd, 2019
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Featuring Dr. Shyam Sivasankar Embracing what makes you well US Acute Care Solutions is a sponsor of FeminEM’s Idea Exchange 2019 (FIX), a two-day event featuring – among other standard conference fare – 32 TED-style talks from women and men in Emergency Medicine. Four of the physicians are affiliated with USACS, so we interviewed several […]

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Sneak Peek into FemInEm’s Idea Exchange (FIX) 2019

Patsy McNeil
August 16th, 2019
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Featuring Dr. Patsy McNeil We hope to see you in person at FIX 19. And if you’re as excited as we are, we’re pleased to offer a few sneak previews of conference topics. US Acute Care Solutions is a sponsor of FemInEm’s Idea Exchange 2019, a two-day event featuring – amongst other standard conference fare […]

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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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