US Acute Care Solutions Acquires Alteon Health
Feb 21, 2022
USACS physicians bought out Alteon private equity shareholders and will issue USACS ownership to hundreds of Alteon physicians
Canton, Ohio, February 1, 2022 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), a national leader in physician-owned emergency medicine, hospitalist, observation and critical care services announced today that it has acquired Alteon Health (Alteon) from its private equity shareholders.
Hundreds of Alteon physicians will become USACS physician owners, and together the two companies will form a leading physician-owned provider of integrated- and post-acute care medicine, serving approximately nine million patients annually in more than 500 hospital-based and post-acute programs in 28 states.
USACS Executive Board Chairman Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “We formed USACS to create a company that would provide a perpetual physician ownership model in order to deliver world-class care to our patients. That ownership model is thriving, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome 450 new physician owners to our organization.”
“Our scaled physician-partnership is unique in our industry. It is a clear differentiator for us, and it has enabled us to deliver high quality patient care and develop strong, longstanding relationships with our hospital system clients,” said USACS Chief Executive Officer James Frary. “With Alteon on our team, we will further strengthen our existing partner relationships and expand with new key health systems.”
Alteon Chief Executive Officer Steve Holtzclaw, MD, MBA, FACEP, said, “As a physician-founded, physician-led organization committed to building exceptional clinical careers, we are excited about the transition to an ownership model for our physicians. We are equally excited to join forces with USACS to provide the highest quality care to our shared patients and meet the goals of our health system and post-acute partners.”
Sidley Austin LLP and Epstein, Becker & Green served as legal counsel to USACS, and Barclays and Deutsche Bank served as financial and strategic advisors. Greenberg Traurig served as legal counsel to Alteon, and Greenhill served as financial and strategic advisor.
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 seven million patients annually across more than 300 programs and is aligned with many of the leading health systems in the country.
With more than 1,300 clinicians serving approximately 200 practice locations nationwide, Alteon is a leading provider of emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, critical care, post-acute care and virtual and home health services. The physician-led practice is equipped with 50 years of experience in providing high-quality, industry-leading and patient-focused care in diverse medical markets.
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US Acute Care Solutions
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
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