US Acute Care Solutions and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Announce New Integrated Acute Care Partnership
Sep 28, 2017
Innovative Model to Combine Emergency, Hospitalist, and Critical Care Medicine Continues to Show Rapid Growth
Austin, TX - US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a new partnership to provide Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services. USACS' unique model of Integrated Acute Care brings emergency, hospitalist, and critical care medicine providers together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode. The new partnership will begin January, 2018.
USACS had already been providing emergency medicine management and critical care services to Cedar Park. The new partnership extends the strong relationship to cover hospitalist services.
"Our model of combining hospitalist and emergency medicine into one team, with unified leadership and accountability, continues to grow rapidly," said Dr. George Mitri, USACS Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Acute Care. "We look forward to working with Cedar Park as a unified team to improve patient care across the acute care continuum."
The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on USACS' commitment to physician ownership by creating a single, accountable team of clinicians responsible for continual improvement of patient care throughout the patient's stay, from entrance into the Emergency Department until discharge, and even beyond. The model has led to dramatic improvements in key quality metrics, particularly those that are signifiers of a hospital's preparedness for the future of healthcare.
“We chose USACS because we wanted a single, accountable leadership team across the entire care continuum,” said Cedar Park Regional Medical Center CEO Brad Holland. “We look forward to extending our partnership with them to include hospitalist services as well as emergency and critical care.”
About US Acute Care Solutions
Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas, and capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high quality emergency and hospitalist care to nearly 6 million patients annually at over 180 locations in 21 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visit www.usacs.com to learn more.
About Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 93-bed facility with complete inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We're more than 500 healthcare professionals strong. We are a Joint Commission accredited facility that includes a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. And we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home. Cedar Park Regional Medical Center 's vision is to be the area's preferred hospital for patients to receive care, associates to work and physicians to practice medicine.
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.
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