US Acute Care Solutions Names Christopher R. Hummer Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Matt Patlovany President and Chief Clinical Officer
Jun 21, 2022
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.”
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.
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US Acute Care Solutions
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]
Nov 2, 2023
Healthcare Innovators DispatchHealth and US Acute Care Solutions Join Forces to Transform Emergency Medicine and Propel Value-Based Care
Healthcare Innovators DispatchHealth and US Acute Care Solutions Join Forces to Transform Emergency Medicine and Propel Value-Based Care Collaboration prioritizes patient-centered care and healthcare efficiency DENVER, November 2, 2023 —DispatchHealth has teamed up with US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) to make healthcare better by expanding access to additional support for patients after a hospital stay or when they need hospital alternative care at home. This joint effort centers on shared education and alignment in offering DispatchHealth’s in-home care models, when medically appropriate, while addressing patient preferences and care needs. This model is designed to advance the Quadruple Aim in healthcare: enhancing care quality, improving health outcomes, lowering costs, and enriching the consumer experience while fostering the well-being of healthcare professionals and caregivers. Highlights of this collaboration include: Adding Tangible Value for Patients: Patients will experience more personalized, convenient, high-quality care within the comfort of their homes, leading to faster recovery and an enhanced overall experience. Enhancing Clinical Outcomes: By facilitating seamless transitions, this partnership aspires to boost key quality metrics. These include improved patient satisfaction, decreased hospital-acquired conditions, and fewer readmissions. Creating Seamless Transitions: USACS plays a pivotal role as a facilitator of medically appropriate care—it bridges the gap between hospitals, health systems, and DispatchHealth services, ensuring patients experience a smooth transition from hospitalization to in-home care or hospital alternative care at home. Addressing Crucial Healthcare Challenges: This collaboration squarely addresses the critical issues of prolonged hospital stays, escalating healthcare costs, and the need for more patient-centric care models. Empowering elevated levels of performance for health systems: By enabling health systems to thrive in value-based care models, this endeavor offers a comprehensive solution. It optimizes resource allocation, elevates performance metrics, and prioritizes patient-centered care. Christopher Hummer, CEO of USACS, emphasized the significance of teaming up on this effort: “This partnership underscores our unwavering commitment to empowering health systems to thrive in value-based care models. By engaging in innovative care models and continuous quality improvement, USACS and our clinicians are best positioned to facilitate the utilization of the most appropriate site of care. Our work with DispatchHealth will deliver a more patient-centered approach, creating value for patients and the whole healthcare ecosystem.” Dr. Mark Prather, co-founder and CEO of DispatchHealth, echoed this sentiment: "Our collaboration with USACS addresses the challenges that keep patients and care givers up at night. By helping USACS’ clinical teams understand and leverage our in-home medical services, they’ll deepen relationships with patients and health systems. Together, we’re making healthcare better and easier for everyone by providing real solutions that patients sincerely appreciate." DispatchHealth's innovative approach to high-acuity healthcare delivery has garnered widespread recognition. By providing seamless transitions from hospital to home, DispatchHealth reduces the need for extended hospital stays that are not medically required by the patient’s condition and enhances overall patient satisfaction. Their in-home medical services are not only a game-changer for clinical outcomes but also a powerful solution to the pressing issue of escalating healthcare costs. This collaboration between DispatchHealth and USACS embodies a shared vision of healthcare that prioritizes patients' needs while addressing industry-wide challenges. They are poised to make a substantial impact on patient outcomes, healthcare costs, and the overall healthcare experience—advancing the Quadruple Aim. For more information about DispatchHealth and USACS, please visit www.DispatchHealth.com and www.USACS.com. About DispatchHealthBringing the power of the hospital to the comfort of home™ DispatchHealth provides comprehensive and trusted medical care in the comfort of home to people with serious health concerns—with services that include same-day, urgent medical care; hospital alternative care; and recovery care. Our emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine trained care teams can use all the tools necessary—including imaging and IV infusions—to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses in the home. DispatchHealth is partnered with most major insurance companies and works closely with primary care and specialty care providers, EMS, health systems, senior living facilities, and employers to deliver in-home care that reduces unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays and readmissions. Since the company’s inception in 2013, our expert medical teams have treated more than one million people in their homes across more than 30 states in the country—resulting in 58% emergency room avoidance, 8.5% 30-day hospital readmission, 98% patient satisfaction, and nearly $1.5 billionin medical cost savings. For more information, visit DispatchHealth.com. About US Acute Care Solutions 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]