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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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Former CMS Administrator Thomas Scully Says Physicians Groups Well-Positioned to Take Advantage of Changes in Healthcare

October 2nd, 2015
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Former CMS Administrator Thomas Scully speaking at Observation Care ’15. The future of healthcare is for physicians, not hospitals. That’s the message former Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Thomas Scully emphasized at the Observation Care ’15 symposium. Scully, who was one of the principal architects of Medicare Part D, said […]

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The APP Residency: A New Program for Rural Emergency Departments

September 4th, 2015
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As the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, I love that I get to make a difference in the lives of my patients and colleagues every day. But it’s not easy. Cumberland sits at the base of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a gorgeous area, with plentiful hiking, skiing, fishing, and […]

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A Manifesto for How to Hire Millennial Physicians

July 28th, 2015
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What does a Millennial physician look like? And, importantly for physicians’ groups, hospitals, and health systems, how do you effectively recruit them to come work for you when they are in such high demand? Much has been written about this generation of over-educated and under-employed young people – all full of entitlement and purpose – […]

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Two New ER Docs Go On the Most Epic Road Trip/Job Search Ever

April 7th, 2015
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Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from a book of stories from USACS founding partner MEP Health. The book chronicles stories about their providers’ lives, values, motivations, and career paths. MEP Health joined USACS in December 2015. Jenny and I met during my intern year at Syracuse. She was my medical student and her […]

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