PITTSBURGH, November 18, 2019 – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced they have named Girish Bobby Kapur, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FIFEM President of Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine Management, a partnership between AHN and USACS to provide emergency medicine services to the Pittsburgh-based health system and other regional hospitals.
Dr. Kapur is the Chief of Emergency Medicine for the Jackson Health System in Miami. Dr. Kapur implemented transformative changes in the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered emergency care and launched the first ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency in South Florida at the system in 2016. Dr. Kapur earned his undergraduate degree at Rice University, he attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency at Yale School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kapur earned a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and Global Health at Harvard as well.
Dr. Kapur said, “I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the emergency medicine program at AHN as the system continues to grow and provide its excellent care to patients in these communities. I am likewise grateful to my colleagues at Jackson Health System for many years of collaboration and camaraderie.”
Chief Operating Officer of AHN, Jim Benedict, said, “Attracting a high-caliber physician like Dr. Kapur further develops our physician-based institute leadership model and brings exceptional, nationally-renowned clinical expertise in emergency medicine to the communities we are thankful to serve every day.”
USACS Executive Board Chairman, Dr. Dominic J. Bagnoli said, “The AHNEMM partnership stands as one of our flagship relationships, and since 2014 has been led by current President Dr. Bruce MacLeod, who expanded it from four sites initially to 13 today, with four additional sites opening soon. We look forward to many more years serving AHN patients, and under Dr. Kapur’s leadership I am confident the emergency medicine program and residencies will continue to thrive.”
Dr. Kapur will begin serving as President effective January 1, 2020, when current President Dr. Bruce MacLeod steps down from the role and returns to practicing clinically full time with the organization.
Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas and capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visit usacs.com to learn more.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is an integrated health system dedicated to providing exceptional care to people in our communities. Our patient-centered approach to care means a greater focus on coordinated health and wellness services, as well as being accountable and responsive to patients from start to finish. Visit ahn.org to learn more.
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US Acute Care Solutions