US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pennsylvania, to provide Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services. USACS' unique model of Integrated Acute Care brings emergency and hospital medicine providers together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode. The new partnership will begin October 2, 2017.

USACS has been providing emergency medicine management services to Sharon Regional since April 2011. The new partnership extends the strong relationship to cover hospitalist services, pulmonary and critical care.

"Our innovative approach to Integrated Acute Care has consistently led to improved patient throughput, decreased cost of care, and improved quality metrics," said Dr. George Mitri, USACS Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Acute Care. "We look forward to working with Sharon Regional as a unified team to improve patient care across the board."

The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on USACS' commitment to physician ownership by creating a single, accountable team of physician leaders responsible for continual improvement of patient care throughout the patient's stay, from entrance into the Emergency Department until discharge, and even beyond. The model has led to dramatic improvements in key quality metrics, particularly those that are signifiers of a hospital's preparedness for the future of healthcare.

Sharon Regional chose USACS both because of its long-standing performance in the Emergency Department, as well as its desire to have a single, accountable partner across the entire care continuum.

“On behalf of the medical staff of Sharon Regional, we are pleased to expand our partnership with USACS through the addition of both Hospitalist and Critical Care Services through our existing Emergency Care provider agreement,” said Sharon Regional Health System Chief Medical Officer Robert B. Morgenstern, MD. “This integrated delivery of care model will provide incremental operational efficiencies to help control costs and will ultimately provide our patients with an enhanced patient experience. We extend a warm welcome to USACS Hospitalists and Critical Care Physicians and Providers.”

About US Acute Care Solutions

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 emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high quality emergency and hospitalist care to nearly 6 million patients annually at over 180 locations in 21 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visit www.usacs.com to learn more.

About Sharon Regional Health System
Sharon Regional Health System is your community healthcare provider; a 220 licensed, acute care bed hospital with 19 satellite centers throughout the region. As a Joint Commission accredited hospital, Sharon Regional Health System proudly offers specialized services including the Heart and Vascular Institute, emergency heart attack/stroke treatment, cancer care, orthopedics/sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, emergency care, a women's center, and a breast care center.  For more information visit, www.sharonregionalhealth.org.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.

The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes more than 4,500 physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.

The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).

Additional information is available at www.steward.org.