Dr. Jayne Kendall Named Chief of Clinician Engagement
Apr 5, 2022
CANTON, Ohio, APRIL 5, 2022 – Jayne Kendall, MD, MBA, FACEP, CDE, CPE, has been named to US Acute Care Solutions’ newly-created role of Chief of Clinician Engagement, a welcome addition to the Chief of Medical Operations team.
In her role, Dr. Kendall will be traveling to many USACS health system partners for face-to-face meetings to discuss leadership development and health equity.
“We are excited to see that our health system partners share our goals in these areas and Jayne’s new position will help us achieve them.”
| CMO Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP
“Selecting Jayne, with her operational and organizational knowledge and skills, demonstrates our commitment to the notion that we’ve heard our hospital partners loud and clear. Jayne’s obvious experience combined with her naturally high EQ, mentorship skills, and formal training make her well suited for the role. In this position, Jayne will develop and implement specific metrics we can achieve in improving health equity. She will oversee medical director readiness assessments, development, onboarding, and support. She will also assume oversight of the USACS Leadership University, Diversity & Inclusion, Women’s Resource Group, and Clinician Wellbeing. She will work closely with Dr. Orion Colfer, who runs our Scholars pre-director training program, to ensure that the next generation of leadership is prepared for the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.”
Dr. Kendall said, “I’m thrilled to join the CMO team and I look forward to meeting in person with our health system partners. Health equity – removing obstacles to health to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be healthy – is a passion of mine. I’m also excited to work with the excellent physicians of USACS to develop leaders and care for all clinicians as we care for patients.”
Prior to accepting this role, Dr. Kendall has served multiple roles in the organization including Regional Vice President and Regional President. Dr. Kendall earned her bachelor's and medical degrees from Indiana University and completed her EM residency at Carolinas Medical Center, where she was chief resident. In May 2012, she completed the Executive MBA program at Queens University of Charlotte. She earned credentials from the Institute for Diversity Certification and is a Certified Diversity Executive. Jayne earned the Certified Physician Executive credentials through the American Association of Physician Leadership in 2019.
Founded by emergency medicine and hospitalist physicians across the country, USACS is solely owned by its physicians and hospital system partners. The group is a national leader in integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. With its recent acquisition of Alteon Health, USACS provides high-quality care to approximately nine million patients annually across more than 500 programs and is aligned with many of the leading health systems in the country. Visit usacs.com for more.
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US Acute Care Solutions
May 10, 2023
US Acute Care Solutions Expands Integrated Acute Care Services at Six Mercy Health Hospitals in Southern Ohio
US Acute Care Solutions Expands Integrated Acute Care Services at Six Mercy Health Hospitals in Southern Ohio CANTON, Ohio, May 11, 2023 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the largest physician-owned and led acute care practice in the United States, now provides integrated acute care (IAC) services at six Mercy Health hospitals in the Cincinnati area. These locations include: Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital (Batavia, Ohio) Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital (Fairfield, Ohio) Mercy Health – West Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mercy Health – Kings Mills Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) USACS-provided IAC services began on April 27, 2023, with the exception of Mercy Health – Kings Mills Hospital – a $156 million, 60-bed new build scheduled to open in early 2024. The USACS model of integrated acute care builds on the group’s commitment to physician ownership by creating a single unified, aligned, and accountable team of physician leaders responsible for the improvement of care throughout a patient’s stay, from entrance into the emergency department until discharge and beyond. The model breaks down operational silos, resulting in marked improvements to key quality metrics, particularly those related to patient experience. “USACS has been a dedicated partner to Mercy Health for over 13 years, and we are excited to expand our offerings within the system,” said George Mitri, MD, FACP, SFHM, Chief of Integrated Acute Care at USACS. “Our IAC program continues to lead the industry as the model of choice for hospitals interested in enhancing both clinical quality and patient satisfaction.” “Our physician-owned and led approach puts patients at the forefront of every decision we make,” shared Michael Argus, MD, Regional Vice President of USACS’ North Division. “By aligning our clinicians across the continuum of care, we prioritize the patient’s journey to ensure they receive the best care possible.” “As a health system, we look to partner with those who share our vision for patient care,” said Mercy Health Cincinnati Market COO Ken James. “It’s a vision that emphasizes the highest quality medicine and a seamless patient experience. The expansion of our partnership with USACS is a step forward in this mission. Together, Mercy Health and USACS are committed to utilizing the latest technology and innovative care delivery models to best serve our patient community.” About USACS Founded by emergency medicine and inpatient physicians across the country, USACS is solely owned by its physicians and hospital system partners. The group is a national leader in integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist, and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately nine million patients annually across more than 500 programs and is aligned with many of the leading health systems in the country. Visit usacs.com for more. About Mercy Health Mercy Health - Cincinnati is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry's quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Mercy Health – Cincinnati has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years and provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services, and exceptional care at more than 180 locations across the region. The Mercy Health – Cincinnati network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy Health - Cincinnati hospitals have earned national Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals honors more than all other Cincinnati hospitals combined, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health - Cincinnati as one of the nation's Top 15 health systems six times, which is more than any other health system in Cincinnati. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. The mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. To learn more visit, mercy.com. # # # Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406
Apr 27, 2023
Craig Cordola Joins US Acute Care Solutions Board of Directors
CANTON, Ohio, May 1, 2023 — US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced Craig Cordola, FACHE, has joined the USACS Board of Directors. Mr. Cordola serves as Executive Vice President of Ascension Capital. In this role, Mr. Cordola supports his team in making strategic investments that advance Ascension’s operational and strategic priorities. Mr. Cordola previously served as Ascension’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President where he oversaw operations of their ministry markets, post-acute services, and ambulatory services. Executive Chair of the USACS Board, Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “We are excited to welcome an experienced health care system leader like Mr. Cordola to our board. The unique perspective he will be bringing to the table is one I believe will be of great importance as we look to solidify our position as the leading physician-owned integrated acute care group.” “I am looking forward to serving USACS in this new capacity and hope to bring a fresh perspective to the table for the benefit of the physician-owners,” said Mr. Cordola. “USACS has seen tremendous growth as of late, and I welcome the task of ensuring the group has the support it needs to continue its trajectory.” About USACS Founded by emergency medicine and hospitalist physicians across the country, USACS is solely owned by its physicians and hospital system partners. The group is a national leader in integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately nine million patients annually across more than 500 programs and is aligned with many of the leading health systems in the country. Visit usacs.com for more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions (330) 493-4443 x1406