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OUR HISTORY

IMPROVING HEALTH CARE – FOR PATIENTS AND CLINICIANS

USACS is at the forefront of integrated acute care. We’re committed to improved outcomes, enhanced value for our hospital and health care partners and better work/life balance for our team members.

Since our founding in 2015, we’ve grown to become a national leader, serving nearly nine million patients annually through more than 500 programs in 30 states.

We’re led by the most dedicated clinicians – ourselves. Physician ownership is key to our success. No one is more motivated and committed than stakeholders. We’re passionate about patient health and success in our business, and it shows.

May
2015
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USACS Founded

The idea of building an organization providing world-class care becomes a reality. Ohio-based Emergency Medicine Physicians joins with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe to launch US Acute Care Solutions, with a focus on leveraging best practices and a commitment to physician ownership.

Oct
2015
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Leadership for Innovation

A dynamic leadership team comes together. Dave Johnson joins as Chief Operating Officer, Dan Savitt as Chief Financial Officer and Sharon Brunecz as Chief Human Resources Officer. Brad Keller joins as Executive Vice President of Managed Care, and Sam Vail, Chief Development Officer, leads an aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy.

Dec
2015
New Founding Partners

New Founding Partners

The company launches into new markets and solidifies its presence in others, serving nearly four million patients annually at more than 90 locations in 20 states. They add Denver-based Emergency Physicians at Porter Hospitals (EPPH), Maryland-based MEP Health and Florida-based Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians (TBEP).

A new National Clinical Governance Board examines best practices across founding partners and expands those programs throughout USACS.

Jun
2016
Growth in Colorado

Explosive Growth in Colorado

APEX Emergency Group and ERGENTUS, together with EPPH, joins to form "USACS Colorado." All three are committed to the principle that the best patient care and the best hospital partnerships result when physicians maintain majority ownership and management of the practice. 

Oct
2016
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ACEP Debut; Groundbreaking Initiatives

Women’s initiatives are a focus as USACS advances the new brand at their debut ACEP Scientific Assembly. In addition to announcing a groundbreaking parental leave policy and hosting a new ACEP Women’s Dialogue Series, the company announces the addition of several prominent women clinicians to the leadership team.

Dec
2016
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Continuing Expansion

USACS continues attracting partners who share our goals, adding three new groups and approximately 40 locations in three states. A fourth Denver group, Long's Peak Emergency Physicians (LPEP), joins the Colorado region, while in Maryland, Silver Spring Emergency Physicians (SSEP) joins the Mid-Atlantic region. One of the largest groups in Texas, Emergency Service Partners (ESP), joins USACS and adds approximately 750 physicians and APPs to the team. 

Dec
2017
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New Partnerships

USACS and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center announce a new integrated acute care partnership, and USACS and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital form a partnership to provide emergency services in Virginia. USACS welcomes Piedmont Emergency Consultants (PEC) with two locations: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital’s main ED and its freestanding ED at Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center.

Nov
2018
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Expansion in Four More States

USACS continues to expand throughout the country, adding other professionals and health care partners who share our vision. This includes partnerships with: Centura Health, consisting of three groups: FRES, SWEP and SCES, located in central and southwest Colorado, Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland, Harrisonburg Emergency Physicians (HEP) of Harrisonburg, Virginia and Warren General Hospital in Warren, Pennsylvania.

Mar
2020
Covid

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

While USACS experiences the same sudden and unprecedented effects related to COVID-19 that everyone else does, we react differently – stepping up to face the crisis as a leader in our industry and an exceptional partner for our hospitals. We prioritize state-of-the-art patient care and the safety and needs of our clinicians and hospital partners.

Jun
2020
Maryland

Extensive Growth in Maryland

US Acute Care Solutions begins providing Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services at three Maryland locations: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, UPMC Western Maryland in Cumberland and Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center, in Silver Spring. Additionally, USACS provides IAC services for the former Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, the site of a 200-bed recovery unit for COVID-19 patients.

Nov
2020
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A Sole System Solution

USACS becomes the sole system solution for Adventist HealthCare Maryland as the Greater Washington Emergency Physicians (GWEP) joins the group. USACS begins providing hospitalist and critical care services at AHC Fort Washington Medical Center, becoming the sole Integrated Acute Care (IAC) system solution to all three AHC hospitals in Maryland. 

Mar
2021
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Physician Ownership Matters

USACS minority buys out capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS). WCAS was a strong and reliable partner that helped build the platform upon which USACS will continue to grow. We’re proud to be currently 90 percent owned by our physicians.

Jun
2021
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VEP Healthcare Joins USACS

VEP Healthcare Inc. (VEP) merges with USACS. The addition of VEP Healthcare, a premier provider of clinical management services in California, makes USACS the largest physician-owned provider of integrated acute care medicine.  

“A merger of this magnitude, coming on the heels of the greatest healthcare crisis of our lifetimes, speaks volumes about the strength and permanence of the physician-ownership model.” 

Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Executive Board Chairman for USACS 

Feb
2022
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Strengthening Our Team

Chattanooga Emergency Medicine (CEM), a physician-owned group staffing three hospitals in Tennessee and Georgia, joins USACS. USACS also acquires Alteon Health (Alteon) from its private equity shareholders. Hundreds of Alteon physicians now join the ranks of USACS physician owners. 

TODAY

USACS, truly a world-class integrated acute care group, continues to expand, bringing more like-minded physician groups on board, driving operational improvement and implementing superior clinical care.

Today, we serve more than nine million patients annually in more than 500 hospital-based and post-acute program locations in 30 states.

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Mission & Values
Our mission is to care for patients. It’s where we began, and it’s where we begin each day.

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Diversity & Inclusion
With diverse experiences at the table, we bring the most effective team possible.

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Our Partners
We work with partners who share our desire to find innovative ways to deliver care.

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