Dr. L. Anthony Cirillo elected Chair of the Board for The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Oct 27, 2022
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.
Jun 1, 2023
USACS Now Accepting Applications for Senior Resident Forum to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada
US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) is excited to invite senior residents to participate in our upcoming Senior Resident Forum in Las Vegas, NV, on September 19-20, 2023. This all-expense paid trip is a unique opportunity for residents to learn and engage with top leaders in emergency, hospitalist, and critical care medicine to set themselves up for a successful career. The Senior Resident Forum will be held at the Virgin Hotel, a popular destination in the heart of Las Vegas. The hotel offers modern amenities, luxurious accommodations, and easy access to the city's many attractions, making it the perfect location for this exciting event. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics directly relevant to residents' careers and practices. From clinical efficiency to financial literacy, the forum will 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 USACS's group social event, where they can relax, unwind, and meet new colleagues from around the country. USACS is the largest physician-owned acute care group in the country, caring for over 9 million patients annually at more than 500 programs across 30 states. With their expertise and experience, USACS is well-positioned to support physicians in providing excellent care to patients while also enjoying a fulfilling and rewarding career. "We are thrilled to be hosting another iteration of our popular Senior Resident Forum," said Travis Ulmer, MD, FACEP, Chief Clinical Recruiting Officer of USACS. "Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for medical residents to engage with our physicians, learn about the latest developments in healthcare, and gain valuable insights into the industry. We believe this event will be a great success and we look forward to welcoming attendees to Las Vegas." If you're a senior resident looking to jump-start your career, apply today to join the USACS Senior Resident Forum. Your travel expenses, one night hotel stay, and all on-site meals are on us. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, network, and grow with USACS's top leaders in acute care.
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