The Shift

Top 10 Things NOT to Eat on Shift (And What to Eat Instead)

January 19th, 2022
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When you’re working a long shift, the last thing you need is to feel sluggish. The food choices you make can either fill your tank and give you energy or leave you with an upset stomach, acid reflux, indigestion, gas or bloating. Too often, busy work schedules can lead to poor food choices and behaviors. […]

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Posted in Life in the ER, Physician Wellness

Summa Health EMS RTF Program Trains for the Unthinkable

May 20th, 2022
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Rescue Task Force Training As the System EMS Medical Director for Summa Health, Dr. Douglas Gallo provides a Rescue Task Force (RTF) experience for the Emergency Medicine (EM) residents and EMS providers that they are unlikely to forget. He hopes, in fact, that the training will prepare them to save lives should the once unthinkable […]

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Posted in Featured, For Residents, Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Life in the ER, The Shift

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

March 31st, 2022
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Learning that there’s a baby on the way is life changing for any new parent-to-be. But a positive pregnancy test during a pandemic when a woman is a clinician required a whole new level of self-care – and courage. In the Saint Francis Health System, Dr. Ryan Parker gave kudos to six women on her […]

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Posted in Life in the ER, The Shift, Where We Work

Making Spirits Bright: Volunteer Santa Diver Brings Joy to Central Ohio

December 22nd, 2021
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Santa goes everywhere – even underwater Each December, you can find Paul Willette, DO, FACEP, happily, deeply entrenched in saltwater… in Columbus, Ohio. Bringing smiles to thousands of children, Dr. Willette relishes his role as a volunteer Santa diver, a specially trained volunteer for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, feeding 70+ species of fish in […]

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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

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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