San Diego, Calif., October 1, 2018 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced L. Anthony Cirillo MD, FACEP has received the American College of Emergency Physician’s (ACEP) award for excellence in health policy, the Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., PhD Award.
The Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., PhD Award, named for ACEP’s executive director from 1982-2003, is presented annually to a member who has made a significant contribution to achieving ACEP’s health policy objectives, or who has demonstrated outstanding skills, talent and commitment as an administrative or political leader.
Dr. Cirillo is the Director of Health Policy & Legislative Advocacy for USACS, a position he has held for the past 14 years. In this role, he has represented USACS in a variety of organizations and coalitions in the healthcare system reform arena. In addition to his work as Director of Health Policy, he works clinically in both Rhode Island and Connecticut and serves as the local emergency department medical director for the Pequot Emergency Department in Groton, CT.
Dr. Cirillo said, “I am grateful to ACEP for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of my emergency medicine colleagues and our patients. There is no separating health care from health policy, and so our involvement as physicians is as critical in government as it is at the bedside.”
Dr. Cirillo has served in numerous health policy related leadership positions within ACEP. He has served on, and chaired, ACEP’s Membership, State Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, and Federal Government Affairs Committees. He currently serves on the NEMPAC Board of Trustees and on the ACEP’s Alternative Payment Model and Single Payer Task Forces and on the EDPMA/ACEP Joint Task Force focusing on the issue of out-of-network care. He is a Past President of the Rhode Island Chapter of ACEP and has been a Councilor or Alternate Councilor every year since 1992, except for 2008 when he ran for public office.
Dr. Cirillo attended medical school at the University of Vermont, and after a transitional year at the George Washington University Hospital, completed his residency in emergency medicine at the UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, MA where he served as Chief Resident.
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