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Jun 5, 2024

USACS Now Accepting Applications for Senior Resident Forum To Be Held in Houston, Texas

US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) is thrilled to announce our upcoming Senior Resident Forum, which will take place in Houston, TX, on September 8-10, 2024. This all-expense paid trip is the perfect opportunity for residents to learn and engage with top leaders in emergency, hospitalist, and critical care medicine as they prepare for the beginning of a successful career. The Senior Resident Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Houston. This modern hotel offers high-end accommodations, on-site dining, deluxe amenities, and the convenience of walkability to explore the lively downtown attractions. During the forum, speakers will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to residents' careers and practices. From clinical efficiency to financial literacy, the goal is to provide residents with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate their professional pathway and create a fulfilling career in medicine. In addition to gaining valuable insights and networking opportunities, attendees will also be invited to a USACS social event, the ideal setting to unwind and meet new colleagues from around the country. USACS is the largest physician-owned acute care group in the country, caring for over 10 million patients annually at more than 400 programs across 26 states. With our expertise and experience, USACS is well-positioned to support physicians in providing excellent care to patients while also enjoying a fulfilling and rewarding career. “This event is one I look forward to every year,” said Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer. “I still remember my senior year of residency and the flood of questions running through my mind as I began searching for a career. It can be overwhelming, and this forum is the perfect opportunity for residents to come engage with and learn from our physicians who understand what it’s like to be in their shoes.” If you're a senior resident looking to get ahead in your career search, apply today to join the USACS Senior Resident Forum. Your travel expenses, two-night hotel stay, and all on-site meals are on us. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn, network, and grow with USACS' top leaders in acute care.

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Mar 7, 2024

USACS Announces Annual Clinical Excellence Award Winners

CANTON, Ohio, March 7, 2024 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned provider of hospital-based emergency and inpatient medicine, is pleased to announce eight clinicians who have been named recipients of the National Clinical Governance Board’s (NCGB) Clinical Excellence Award. These recipients were honored during USACS’ annual Assembly meeting held in Denver, CO, last month. The Clinical Excellence Award was created to recognize outstanding clinical care by individual physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who do not serve in leadership or management roles and represent each USACS service line. Nominations are submitted year-round by clinical colleagues and are reviewed at the beginning of each calendar year. Recipients are selected and notified before the annual spring Assembly meeting. Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2024 Clinical Excellence Award: Matthew Baltz, MD, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center— Mechanicsville, VA Calen Hart, MD, AdventHealth Tampa—Tampa, FL Waleed Hussein, MD, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital—Hollister, CA Omar Naji, MD, StoneSprings Hospital Center—Dulles, VA Ryan Nguyen, PA-C, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas—Austin, TX James (Ian) Richardson, DO, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center—Mechanicsville, VA Nathan Scherer, DO, AdventHealth ER and Urgent Care at Meridian—Parker, CO Melissa Volpe, PA-C, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital—Charlottesville, VA National Director of Clinical Education and Vice Chair of the NCGB, Roya Caloia, DO, MPH, FACEP, shared, “These are the people you work alongside who make you want to be a better physician or APP. Their efforts and commitment to high-quality patient care remind you of why you chose to go into medicine in the first place. Congratulations to each recipient, I am honored to call each of you colleagues!” 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 ten million patients annually across more than 400 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 [email protected]

Feb 23, 2024

US Acute Care Solutions Names Michael DeMinico as General Counsel

CANTON, Ohio, February 23, 2024 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned provider of hospital-based emergency and inpatient medicine, announced today that it has named Michael DeMinico as General Counsel. Mr. DeMinico brings a wealth of strategic legal experience to healthcare organizations. Most recently, Mr. DeMinico served as General Counsel for Great Expressions Dental Centers, a multi-specialty dental service organization with more than 300 clinic locations. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel at EnvisionRx, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits and services companies. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. DeMinico began his career in his hometown at the office of BakerHostetler where he was a partner in the firm’s Business Group, concentrating his practice on healthcare transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and corporate governance matters. Chris Hummer, USACS Chief Executive Officer, said, “Mike’s industry knowledge and readiness to embrace a fast-paced environment make him the ideal addition to our executive leadership team. Providing our physicians and APPs with sound legal support is critical, and Mike is the exact leader we are looking for to ensure this continues to take place.” “I am motivated by the culture of empowerment at USACS and eager to see the benefits of the physician-ownership model in action,” said Mr. DeMinico. “Providing legal support and reassurance to the dedicated physicians and APPs who fulfill our mission of caring for patients is a privilege, and I look forward to making an impact on the organization.” Mr. DeMinico received his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, and his undergraduate degree in economics from The College of William Mary. 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 10 million patients annually across more than 400 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 [email protected]

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Jan 31, 2024

US Acute Care Solutions Expands Partnership with Inova Health System to Include Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Services at Inova Fairfax Medical Center

CANTON, Ohio, January 31, 2024 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned and led acute care practice, is honored to announce the expansion of its partnership with Inova Health System to include four additional programs. Effective January 1, 2024, USACS welcomed the existing emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers from the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), which includes the adult emergency department at Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. The IFMC Emergency Department is the fourth busiest ED in the country, seeing 174,000 patients last year. The expanded partnership will also include two freestanding emergency departments: Inova Emergency Care Center – Fairfax City Inova Emergency Care Center – Reston This is an expansion of a partnership that began 23 years ago when Emergency Medicine Associates, one of the 20 physician groups that have since joined USACS, began providing emergency medicine services to Inova Alexandria Hospital. This evolution is testament to Inova and USACS’ shared vision of delivering the best patient care to Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. Martin Brown, MD, FACEP, President of the USACS East Division and former Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Inova Alexandria, expressed his enthusiasm for this new chapter, stating, "Our decades-long history with Inova Health System has always been rooted in the shared value of delivering exceptional patient care. This expanded partnership is a powerful testament to our joint commitment to serve the Northern Virginia and the greater Washington D.C. area with the best emergency medical services available. We look forward to working collaboratively with the very talented Inova team of physicians and advanced practice providers." The partnership follows a rigorous and competitive selection process aimed at sustaining and enhancing the excellence for which Inova Health System is renowned. Notably, Inova Fairfax, a tertiary care center, is Northern Virginia’s only Level I Trauma Center and Virginia's busiest ED. The pediatric ED is one of the largest in the country. The hospital is ranked #1 in the state according to US News, classified as a Magnet Designation for nursing excellence, and has received an 'A' safety rating from Leapfrog. These recognitions speak volumes about the quality of patient care provided and align seamlessly with USACS' commitment to clinical excellence. Erin Hodson, Vice President Administrator, Inova Medicine Service Line, added, “We look forward to the strategic expansion of our relationship with USACS, a partner who understands our model and is committed to our existing, high-caliber physicians and advanced practice providers. USACS has consistently demonstrated a commitment to providing the highest-quality medical care to our shared patients in this 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 10 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 Inova We areInova, Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. With expertise and compassion, we partner with our patients to help them stay healthy. We treat illness, heal injury and look at a patient’s whole health to help them flourish.​ Through our expansive network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers and outpatient services, Inova cares for more than one million patients annually, delivering the bestclinical care and a seamless experience. Consistently ranked and recognized as a national healthcare leader in safety, quality and patient experience, Inova’s world-class care ismade possible by the strength and breadth of our network, our 22,000 team members, our technology and our innovation. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provides high-quality healthcareto every person in every community we are privileged to serve – regardless of ability to pay – every day of their life. More information about Inova can be found at www.inova.org. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Jan 8, 2024

US Acute Care Solutions Names David Peppard as Chief Information Officer

CANTON, Ohio, January 8, 2024 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned provider of hospital-based emergency and inpatient medicine, announced today that it has named David Peppard as Chief Information Officer. Most recently, Mr. Peppard served as Chief Technology Officer for SuperCare Health, an industry-leading chronic care management company specializing in post-acute, in-home respiratory care. In this role, he delivered expert guidance and implemented innovative practices to optimize the patient journey. Previously, Mr. Peppard served as both the Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for a USACS legacy company for 11 years, then served as the Senior Vice President of Technology for USACS as the organization was established in 2015. Mr. Peppard’s history with our group and focus on enhancing existing systems to perform efficiently mark him as the ideal fit for this role within the organization. Chris Hummer, USACS Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are fortunate to have David back in the USACS family as he brings a breadth of industry expertise and holds an established, well-respected presence within our organization. David’s commitment to patient care and forward-thinking tactics are exactly what the organization needs to continue paving a path to success." “I am eager to be back at USACS working with so many familiar and talented colleagues," said Mr. Peppard. "I look forward to collaborating with the organization's leaders and making meaningful contributions to adapt to the industry's shifting dynamics successfully." Mr. Peppard earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University and graduated from Harvard Business School. 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 ten 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 [email protected]

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Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Thomas Aloia Joins US Acute Care Solutions Board of Directors

CANTON, Ohio, December 4, 2023 — US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned and led acute care practice, today announced Thomas Aloia, MD, MHCM, FACS, FACHE, has joined the group’s majority-physician Board of Directors. Dr. Aloia brings with him a wealth of experience as Senior Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer of Ascension. His expertise spans various critical areas, including inpatient safety, clinical documentation, hospital-based services, and acute clinical technology integration. Dr. Aloia's career is marked by his academic and administrative roles at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and his educational tenure at the University of California – Los Angeles, Duke University Medical Center, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His scholarly works and editorial positions in leading peer-reviewed journals underline his dedication to medical innovation and evidence-based practice. "The addition of Dr. Aloia to our board exemplifies our dedication to enhancing patient care through physician leadership," says Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Executive Chair of the USACS Board. "His impressive background and relentless pursuit of excellence in patient safety and quality will be invaluable to our mission." Dr. Aloia is looking forward to contributing to the USACS mission, stating, "I am honored to join an organization that is fully committed to being the leader in physician-led acute care. Together, we will advance our shared vision of providing unparalleled care to our patients, supported by the highest standards of clinical excellence and innovation." Dr. Aloia's appointment is a testament to USACS' dedication to fostering a culture where physician leadership translates into superior patient care and fulfilling clinical careers. 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 10 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 [email protected]

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Nov 21, 2023

US ACUTE CARE SOLUTIONS NAMES INTERNAL LEADERS CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

CANTON, Ohio, November 21, 2023 — US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s largest physician-owned integrated acute care practice, has named two internal leaders to new roles. Tina Latimer, MD, MBA, FACEP, has been named Chief Clinical Officer; and James Watson has been named Chief Financial Officer. Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Latimer, has served as President of the group’s North Division since joining USACS in early-2022 from Alteon Health where she served as a regional medical director for nearly ten years. Dr. Latimer completed her emergency medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree at Albany Medical College. Dr. Latimer also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Latimer said, “As Chief Clinical Officer I’m excited to continue my work with our outstanding divisional and regional leaders, with whom I share a singular focus on improving the care we provide our patients and the support we provide our hospital partners.” Chief Financial Officer, James Watson, joined USACS in its earliest days in 2016 and has guided its growth as Chief Development Officer. A promoter of USACS’ commitment to an in-network payer strategy, Mr. Watson is responsible for successfully navigating the group through the implementation of the No Surprises Act. Mr. Watson is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in engineering. Mr. Watson said, “In joining USACS in 2016, I was immediately drawn to the notion that a physician-owned practice at scale was the ideal model for thriving in this ever-evolving industry. As CFO, I’ll be excited to ensure what we’ve created together endures for generations to come of physicians, patients and hospital partners.” Chris Hummer, USACS Chief Executive Officer, said, “These two leaders represent the deep bench of internal talent at USACS, with exactly the background, experience and enthusiasm to keep USACS on its track of sustainable growth and industry-leading clinician support and clinical quality.” The group’s current President and Chief Clinical Officer, Matt Patlovany, MD, is leaving at the end of the year and Tony Martin, Chief Financial Officer, is stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. Hummer continued, “We owe a great deal to Matt and Tony. They put their heart and soul into our mission to care for patients, and many millions of those patients are better for it. All of us at USACS wish them well.” 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 10 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 [email protected]

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