US Acute Care Solutions and TBEP Announce Partnership
Dec 22, 2015
U.S. Acute Care Solutions Extends Platform to Southeast With Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians Partnership
CANTON, OHIO and TAMPA, FLA. (TK, 2015)
U.S. Acute Care Solutions (“USACS”), a national leader in emergency medicine and hospitalist services, continued its national expansion of physician-ownership today by partnering with Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians (“TBEP”). TBEP employs 45 board-certified emergency medicine physicians and 30 physician assistants and nurse practitioners who provide care to nearly 200,000 patients annually through the Florida Hospital system in Tampa.
“For more than 40 years, Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians has consistently provided high-quality, compassionate and efficient emergency medical care to its community, which is what we seek in our founding partners,” said Dr. Dominic Bagnoli, CEO, USACS. “TBEP physicians will remain partners in their practice and become shareholders in USACS, while gaining access to the resources and support required to continually improve their patient care and operations.”
Amy R. Conley, MD, FACEP, and vice president at TBEP, is a former President of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians and current Councilor for the American College of Emergency Physicians. “As physicians, we’re really in a unique position. We first and foremost serve our patients and communities, but, of course, so much of patient care starts before the visit. We have an equal responsibility to strengthen our operations, invest in our employees and remove obstacles to living our core values,” said Conley.
TBEP’s leadership team shares USACS’s vision for the future of emergency medicine. CEO Brian Baker said: “USACS partners with leading physician groups to provide an excellent alternative to today’s conundrum: face acquisition by a large-scale operation and surrender your independence and practice values, or strive to compete as a small, self-governed organization without sufficient resources. We are thrilled to co-found USACS and expand their platform in the southeast region.”
Founded in May 2015, USACS’s mission is to provide resources, business and capital support to today’s physician groups through a platform that is majority owned by physicians. USACS has aggressively expanded its national footprint with co-founders EPPH, MEP Health and TBEP.
This partnership agreement, which has been approved by the shareholders of TBEP, is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by year-end. Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel to USACS. MHT Midspan is financial advisor to Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians. Foley & Lardner is serving as its legal counsel.
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Established in May 2015 by Emergency Medicine Physicians (“EMP”) and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS is focused on becoming the national leader in emergency medicine and hospitalist services. USACS offers emergency medicine groups a strategic partnership by providing business support, industry resources and capital backing. USACS provides high quality emergency care to almost 4 million patients each year at more than 90 hospitals in 20 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country.
About Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians (TBEP)
Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians has a history of successfully providing high-quality emergency medical care within the same hospital system for more than 40 years. Through financial steadiness, excellent management and a storied reputation for success, TBEP has recruited strong, residency-trained, Board Certified emergency medicine specialists and advanced practice providers experienced in emergency medicine. TBEP possesses management experience and capabilities rivaling large-scale competitors, while still providing service with the personal touch and attention of a smaller company. For more information, visit www.tampabayemergencyphysicians.com.
About Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses its investment activity in two target industries: healthcare and information/business services. Since its founding in 1979, the firm has organized 16 limited partnerships with total capital of $23 billion. The firm is currently investing Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XII, L.P. See www.welshcarson.com to learn more.
Nov 16, 2022
US Acute Care Solutions Names Dr. Rajneesh Mathur a Vice President of its Southeast Region
US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today named Rajneesh Mathur, DO, FACEP a vice president of its Southeast Region. Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Mathur has served in various leadership positions, most recently as a chief recruiter for the Florida region and the chair of the USACS Foundation. He currently serves on the USACS National Clinical Governance Board (NCGB), the Florida Clinical Governance Board, and the USACS Foundation Board. Dr. Mathur practices clinically in the AdventHealth System. Stepping into the role of regional vice president, Dr. Mathur will lead and support, both clinically and administratively, the site medical directors within the AdventHealth system. “It is an honor and a privilege to fill the role of regional vice president,” said Dr. Mathur. “I am confident that I will be able to take on this role and continue serving my clinical colleagues and our patients with the high level of quality and care they deserve.” President of the Southeast Region, Brandon Lewis, DO, FACEP, FACOEP, said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Mathur as our new vice president of the Southeast Region. His dedication to our region and the organization is something to be admired, and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact he will have in this role.” A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Mathur has been with USACS since 2008. He graduated from a seven-year medical program through the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and The New York Institute of Technology. He then went on to complete his residency in emergency medicine at Henry Ford Macomb. During his residency, Dr. Mathur completed a fellowship in policy studies. He has been AOBEM board certified since 2010. In 2019, Dr. Mathur completed his Executive MBA at the University of South Florida. 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
Nov 7, 2022
US Acute Care Solutions Acquires MIDEO: A Video-Based Advance Care Directive Platform
CANTON, Ohio, November 7, 2022—US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) has acquired MIDEO, My Informed Decision on VidEO, a video based advance care planning platform that provides individuals with the ability to visually and verbally communicate their wishes in any medical circumstance. MIDEO, a patented patient safety solution, was developed based off research from The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives (TRIAD) which was conducted by founder and CEO, Ferdinando Mirarchi, DO. Through his research and work as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Mirarchi discovered a persistent nationwide patient safety risk present in various scenarios including those with living wills, physician orders for life sustaining treatment, and those who are critically ill. This is where his idea of incorporating video into the framework of care came into action. Individuals utilizing MIDEO have two options available to complete their profile. They may either elect to use the self-service option, which provides step-by-step clinical decision tools, or they may elect to work with a clinician through the clinician led consult where they undergo a full medical evaluation and review of potential scenarios in which important medical decisions must be made. Together, the patient and clinician create a clear, short, and customized script that conveys the individual’s unique desires regarding medical treatment and intervention. This script is then recorded and saved in video format, empowering the patient to accurately describe their wishes utilizing proper medical terminology. Not only does this provide explicit clarity regarding patient desires in times of medical intervention, but it also equips future clinicians with an easily accessible and understood explanation of those wishes, especially in times of medical emergencies when there is no room to guess. After learning about MIDEO, USACS Executive Chairman, Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, knew the platform was invaluable to not only incorporate into the innovation strategies being explored by USACS, but also to deploy as a resource for all USACS employees. “We are continually striving to enhance patient safety in our operations, and MIDEO is a resource at the forefront of those endeavors,” said Dr. Bagnoli. “The value we see in this resource is something we are very much looking forward to sharing at no cost with our 6,000+ employees.” As the MIDEO platform is incorporated into USACS offerings, the goal will be to increase the visibility of the resource throughout the network and expand the technological capabilities of the programming. “I am thrilled to be joining forces with the USACS team to propel the MIDEO platform forward and into the hands of even more patients nationwide,” said Dr. Mirarchi. “My goal in creating MIDEO was to give patients the ability to clearly and effectively communicate their wishes so that clinicians and families could avoid facing the decision paralysis that often arises in medical situations. In return, families and clinicians can then focus on providing the right care at the right time, whether that be through aggressive life-saving care or through the provision of resources to support end of life care, the focus remains on providing the appropriate medical interventions.” Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP, chief medical officer of USACS, is also looking forward to bringing the MIDEO platform into the USACS offerings as patient safety is a top priority in his role. “It has been shown there is an 80% rate of misinterpretation of living wills and DNR documentation,” noted Dr. Aldeen. “We are optimistic we can decrease this rate significantly while ensuring a higher level of patient safety through the deployment of leading technological advances such as MIDEO.” 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. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406