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Nov 16, 2022

US Acute Care Solutions Names Dr. Rajneesh Mathur a Vice President of its Southeast Region

US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today named Rajneesh Mathur, DO, FACEP a vice president of its Southeast Region. Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Mathur has served in various leadership positions, most recently as a chief recruiter for the Florida region and the chair of the USACS Foundation. He currently serves on the USACS National Clinical Governance Board (NCGB), the Florida Clinical Governance Board, and the USACS Foundation Board. Dr. Mathur practices clinically in the AdventHealth System. Stepping into the role of regional vice president, Dr. Mathur will lead and support, both clinically and administratively, the site medical directors within the AdventHealth system. “It is an honor and a privilege to fill the role of regional vice president,” said Dr. Mathur. “I am confident that I will be able to take on this role and continue serving my clinical colleagues and our patients with the high level of quality and care they deserve.” President of the Southeast Region, Brandon Lewis, DO, FACEP, FACOEP, said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Mathur as our new vice president of the Southeast Region. His dedication to our region and the organization is something to be admired, and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact he will have in this role.” A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Mathur has been with USACS since 2008. He graduated from a seven-year medical program through the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and The New York Institute of Technology. He then went on to complete his residency in emergency medicine at Henry Ford Macomb. During his residency, Dr. Mathur completed a fellowship in policy studies. He has been AOBEM board certified since 2010. In 2019, Dr. Mathur completed his Executive MBA at the University of South Florida. 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. 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. # # # Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406

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Oct 27, 2022

Dr. L. Anthony Cirillo elected Chair of the Board for The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

US Acute Care Solutions’ (USACS) Director of Government Affairs, L. Anthony Cirillo, MD, FACEP, was elected Chair of the Board for The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for 2022-2023. This news was released just days before the annual ACEP22 Conference that was hosted in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Cirillo was elected to ACEP’s National Board of Directors in 2018, serving his initial three-year term, and was then re-elected to the Board in 2021. During his more than 30 years as an ACEP member, he has served on numerous committees, acting at times as chair, liaison, or as a representative of the committee during conferences and meetings. Dr. Cirillo began with a USACS legacy group in 2004 and has been with USACS ever since, serving in various clinical, quality, and leadership roles during his tenure. The focus of his work has been, and continues to be, bridging the gap between healthcare and health policy. As an advocate in all arenas, most specifically the legislative, regulatory, and judicial arenas, Dr. Cirillo is continually striving to achieve improvements in both the healthcare system and for the protection of the provider-patient relationship. He also works to educate clinicians on the importance of being advocates for improving the delivery of healthcare for fellow clinicians and patients. His efforts have helped USACS remain a leader in the industry and distinguishes our commitment to our mission in a unique, proactive fashion. Dr. Cirillo earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where he was chief resident. Dr. Cirillo is a native of Brooklyn, NY and resides in Saunderstown, RI with his wife, Libby, and their dogs, Josh and Jenny.

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Jun 21, 2022

US Acute Care Solutions Names Christopher R. Hummer Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Matt Patlovany President and Chief Clinical Officer

CANTON, Ohio, June 21, 2022– US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the largest physician-owned and led acute care practice in the United States, announced today it has named Christopher R. Hummer its Chief Executive Officer, and as previously announced, Matt Patlovany, MD is the group’s President and Chief Clinical Officer. Mr. Hummer has served as CEO and Plan President of the Oregon and New Mexico markets for the Centene Corporation since 2019. Before that, Mr. Hummer served as a senior executive in the Atrium Health System for 14 years as both a president of three hospitals and led the system’s 18 emergency departments. Prior to joining Atrium, he was a CEO, President and COO of three hospitals in the Tenet system in Missouri and Georgia. Mr. Hummer began his healthcare career as an executive in multi-specialty physician groups in Minnesota, California and Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and his Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of Kansas. Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Executive Chair of the USACS Board of Directors said, “The Board has conducted a nationwide search for the right person to lead our group in the next chapter of our history. I am quite confident we found that person in Chris. His experience in hospital system and managed care leadership speaks for itself. Chris’ dynamic personality, demonstrated commitment to caring for others, and longstanding relationships with his clinician colleagues is what makes him a perfect fit for our culture of ownership.” “USACS is distinct in its industry, owned by its physicians and health system partners,” said Mr. Hummer. “I am very excited to join this physician-owned group and work with Dr. Patlovany and others on this talented leadership team. I am humbled by this opportunity and committed to continuing the good work of securing a long-term future for acute care physicians and APPs who wish to practice in a group they own.” Matt Patlovany, MD, recently promoted to President in addition to his role as Chief Clinical Officer will continue to lead the USACS clinical organization and partner with Mr. Hummer on the operational and financial aspects of the business. Dr. Patlovany added, “All of us at USACS are excited about the opportunity in front of us to grow, and provide excellent care to our patients and support to our health system partners. Together, Chris and I will be dedicated to the work of ensuring our place as the premier, perpetual-physician owned and led acute care provider group in the country.” 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. 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. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406

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Jun 17, 2022

USACS Announces Reorganized National Structure, Regional Leaders

Friday, June 17, 2022|Press Releases CANTON, Ohio, June 17, 2022– US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) has announced a reorganization of its national structure into six divisions under the direction of Matt Patlovany, MD, President and Chief Clinical Officer (CCO). USACS is pleased to name the following National Divisions, Division Presidents, and Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs), as follows, effective July 1: Central Mountain Division President: Britney Anderson, MD Regional Vice President: Brian Crawford, MD Regional Vice President: Jorge Santibanez, MD South Division President: Jennifer Bradstreet, MD Regional Vice President: Paul Goen, MD Regional Vice President: Irfan Hydari, MD Regional Vice President: Tony Martinez, MD Northeast Division President: Martin Brown, MD Regional Vice President: John Janikas, MD Regional Vice President: Andrew Jenis, MD Regional Vice President: Noah Keller, DO Regional Vice President: Drew White, MD North Division President: Tina Latimer, MD Regional Vice President: Mike Argus, MD Regional Vice President: Rich Hausrod, MD Regional Vice President: Bobby Kapur, MD Regional Vice President: Mark Slabinski, MD Southeast Division President: Brandon Lewis, DO Regional Vice President: Brian Baker, PA, MBA Regional Vice President: Bruce Burns, MD Regional Vice President: Ben Morel, MD West Division President: Mike Osmundson, MD Regional Vice President: Harneet Bath, MD Regional Vice President: Marc Hudock, PA-C Regional Vice President: Kirsten Mewaldt, MD Reporting directly to the CCO, the USACS Presidents are each responsible for overseeing a division delivering high quality care to approximately one million patients each year. As executive physician-leaders, they provide strategic leadership and oversight of financial performance, engagement, integration, leadership development, and management of all aspects of the practice. USACS RVPs report to their respective Division President and provide leadership to multiple programs and sites of service. They work primarily with System Medical Directors, Medical Directors, Divisional Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Directors, nursing leadership, and hospital administration to ensure the patient care delivery model achieves high quality outcomes, exceeds key patient and operational metrics, and meets financial performance goals. “We’ve grown significantly in the last twelve months, and this reorganization is a necessary component of our strategy to continue meeting the needs of our hospital partners by ensuring only the highest levels of communication, service, and patient care,” said Matt Patlovany, MD. “Our Presidents and RVPs are each uniquely qualified and diverse in background, experience, and expertise. Their candidacy and dedication to excellence in both clinical and business operations is a testament to our pursuit of a perfected, distributed, and perpetual physician-owned and physician-led service model.” 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

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Jun 7, 2022

How USACS Reacted to COVID-19

US Acute Care Solutions experienced the same sudden and unprecedented declines in hospital ED volumes related to COVID-19 that everyone else did. How we reacted was different. We prioritized state-of-the-art patient care We provided clinical updates three times a week to educate our clinicians on the latest evidence-based management techniques during a time of ultra-rapid knowledge development. We created our nationwide COVID Task Force to quickly disseminate best practices nationally. We instituted frequent, clear, and concise communication to reduce information overload and to minimize misinformation. We created a clinical management tool to facilitate appropriate disposition for COVID patients. We created a first-in-the-industry ventilator allocation guideline, leveraging our ethics expertise. We provided educational points for clinicians to educate non-medical community members in their personal social media networks. We prioritized the safety and needs of our clinicians We sourced our own national PPE backup supplies to mitigate local shortages. We developed a state-of-the-art N95 sterilization technique and shared this with our hospital partners. We created on-shift support for decontamination methods. We created the first-in-the-industry quarantine fund to pay clinicians for lost time. We maintained benefits (including our marquee 401k plan) for our clinicians and employees throughout. We distributed wellness resources for our clinicians and their families. We created a communication aid for clinicians to facilitate travel to their hospitals without delays. We offered first-in-the-industry free antibody testing to all clinicians and employees. We prioritized the needs of our hospital partners We built surge ICU and hospital medicine processes and protocols, pre-ED triage tents, pop-up acute care settings, and even new hospital relationships. We supported telemedicine initiatives for hospitals, resulting in new patients being brought into the hospital system for appropriate care. We hosted webinars for hospital partners to coordinate an informed COVID response with best practices by leveraging our national footprint of 200+ acute care sites. We developed a clinical management tool to assign hospital observation, transfer, and inpatient admission. We created guidelines for a COVIDSafe Emergency Department, easing patient concerns about viral transmission and continuing to provide our trademark high-quality care for serious acute conditions. US Acute Care Solutions is different because we are majority physician-owned and are physician-led. We have the clinical, operational, and financial resources to weather the worst of a storm. COVID is case in point. We stepped up to face this crisis as a leader in our industry and an exceptional partner for our hospitals. We were made for this. Search Careers Talk To A Recruiter

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Jun 7, 2022

USACS physicians work with Baptist Health System to set up telehealth in emergency departments

Throughout the country, USACS physicians continue working hard to adapt to and thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic - as well as be the best partners possible to their hospitals and hospital systems. System Director John Tully MD for Baptist Health System (Tenet) in San Antonio worked with USACS leadership, including VP of USACS South Jennifer Bradstreet and National Director of Clinical Innovations Jesse Pines to set up a telehealth ED service for the system. Interested in learning how USACS can help your hospital or health system? Email us at:[email protected]

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May 24, 2022

USACS Congratulates Valley Children's on 2019 Leapfrog Top Children's

Madera, California – US Acute Care Solutions congratulates partner hospital Valley Children’s, which was named a Top Children’s Hospital in the nation by The Leapfrog Group for its excellence in patient safety and quality of care. The Top Children’s Hospital award is one of the most competitive honors U.S. hospitals can receive – and Valley Children’s is one of only 10 hospitals in the country to have received the award. “We’re proud to serve Valley Children’s to provide the safest, highest quality care for our nation’s youngest – and often most vulnerable – patients,” said Geetanjali Srivastava MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director of Valley Children’s Hospital Emergency department for USACS. In order to be eligible for the Top Hospital distinction, hospitals have to rank at the top among their peers in the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. According to Valley Children’s Hospital, performance measures, which are based on rigorous standards across many areas of hospital care, are considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including pediatric care, infection rates, practices for safer surgery and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. With scores in the top 6% across the nation for Top Children’s Hospitals, Valley Children’s exceptional performance on these quality and patient safety metrics is clearly recognized by this achievement. Physician-owned emergency medicine groups often face the dilemma of hospital ownership or acquisition by a publicly traded operation. USACS is an exciting and ambitious alternative. ROBERT SCHMIDT MD. “This is a wonderful honor that speaks to the quality of all the medical staff of Valley Children’s Hospital,” added Michael Osmundson, MD, MBA, FACEP, and President of USACS North West. “Congratulations to all for providing the best patient care possible.” Representatives from the hospital were honored at an event hosted by The Leapfrog Group last month. “We are pleased to recognize Valley Children’s as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to children in the Central Valley. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”

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