Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Joins US Acute Care Solutions
Feb 21, 2022
Canton, Ohio, February 21, 2022 – Chattanooga Emergency Medicine (CEM), a democratic, physician-owned group that staffs three hospitals in Tennessee and Georgia, will join US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the largest physician-owned and led acute care practice in the United States on March 1, 2022.
Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Executive Chair of the USACS Board said, “USACS is committed to a model that promotes perpetual physician ownership at scale. For groups like CEM who value the physician-ownership principle, USACS is the perfect partner to ensure physician leadership, a democratic culture and a patient-first mission endures.”
James Frary, USACS Chief Executive Officer said, “CEM is a well-respected regional group, and by joining USACS it allows us both to benefit in the form of an expanded relationship with an existing health system partner for USACS, and a secure future for all CEM physicians in the hospitals they enjoy serving.”
“We are excited to become a part of USACS, a physician-owned group like ours, but with national resources and scale,” said Jeffrey Visser, MD, co-chair of emergency medicine at CHI Memorial and co-founder of CEM. “As physician owners, we know that this is the model that best serves patients, and we look forward to growing with USACS and continuing to improve on the efficient care our patients have come to expect when they come through our doors.”
DeAnn Champion, MD, CHI Memorial system medical director and co-founder of CEM said, “Expanding ownership to all our physicians is a unique advantage USACS offers our group over and above the increased collaboration and best-practice sharing with physicians all across the country.”
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.
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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