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Jun 1, 2021

VEP Healthcare Joins US Acute Care Solutions

CANTON, Ohio, June 1, 2021– VEP Healthcare Inc. (VEP) and US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), national physician-owned leaders in hospital-based physician services have merged, effective today. Together, the companies form the largest physician-owned provider of integrated acute care medicine and the fourth-largest provider of emergency medicine services in the U.S., serving more than seven million patients annually in approximately 300 hospital-based locations. VEP was founded in 1981 to staff hospital emergency departments in California communities that needed a better solution. Since then, VEP has grown into a premier provider of clinical management services in emergent and inpatient settings in large markets with leading systems. For more than 40 years, VEP has remained devoted to its mission: deliver quality, compassionate care to those in need, within a culture supportive of healthcare providers. VEP serves one million patients annually in eight states through more than 40 hospital partners. USACS Executive Board Chairman, Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “A merger of this magnitude, coming on the heels of the greatest healthcare crisis of our lifetimes, speaks volumes about the strength and permanence of the physician-ownership model. USACS is delighted to welcome our colleagues from VEP who share our singular mission:To Care for Patients.” “VEP has a reputation for excellence in clinical leadership and a large West Coast presence,” said USACS Chief Executive Officer, James Frary. “Through this merger, we add a partner that will strengthen our presence in the West and deepen our relationships with key existing health system partners.” “We believe the provider-owned scaled partnership model creates tremendous value for patients, hospitals and clinicians alike,” said VEP President, Steve Maron, MD. “We are excited to join forces with a partner that shares this belief and offers expanded infrastructure we can leverage to better serve our patients, hospital partners and each other.” Sidley Austin and Ropes Gray served as legal counsel to USACS. Greenhill Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to VEP; McDermott Will Emery and Buchalter served as its legal counsel. About USACS Founded by 16 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately six million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. About VEP Healthcare Inc. (VEP) VEP is an independent, democratic, provider-owned-and-led clinical management and staffing group. For 40 years, VEP has remained devoted to its mission: deliver quality, compassionate care to those in need, within a culture supportive of healthcare providers. From humble beginnings staffing emergency rooms in rural California in 1981, VEP has grown into a premiere provider of emergency medicine, hospital medicine, intensivist, laborist, and telehealth management services. Today, VEP serves one million patients per year in eight states, in rural, suburban, and urban settings, through more than 40 hospital programs. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406

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May 10, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Names Dr. Anthony Martinez Vice President of South Region

CANTON, Ohio, May 10, 2021 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today named Anthony Martinez, MD, FACEP vice president of its South Region. Most recently, Dr. Martinez served as the system director for the Valley Baptist Health System emergency departments in Harlingen, Texas. Prior to that he served in positions of increasing responsibility in the Baptist Health System in San Antonio. Dr. Martinez is a board member of the USACS National Clinical Governance Board. As a regional vice president, Dr. Martinez will provide medical and administrative leadership necessary to support the efforts of individual site medical directors. In collaboration with his clinical colleagues and other regional leadership, he will oversee the quality and effectiveness of each medical director while providing the resources and direction required to maintain the highest-quality patient care. Dr. Martinez said, “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead my colleagues in this expanded role. I am grateful for the trust our leadership has demonstrated and I am confident with the support of my physician peers, APPs and administrators we will continue to provide the excellent care for which this region is known.” A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Martinez is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Texas-Pan American and his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and is a graduate of the USACS Scholars Program. About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406

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Apr 19, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Names Dr. Jennifer Bradstreet, MD, FACEP the President South Region

CANTON, OHIO, April 19, 2021 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it has named Jennifer Bradstreet, MD, FACEP the President of its South Region effective immediately. Most recently Dr. Bradstreet served as a vice president of the USACS South Region, a position she has held since late-2018, and she practices clinically at hospitals in the Baptist Health System in San Antonio.Before joining the USACS South Region she was a system director in the Lake Health system in Cleveland. Dr. Bradstreet said, “This is a tremendous honor and privilege, and I’m confident with the support of my USACS South colleagues we will continue to build on our successes serving patients and growing with our outstanding hospital system partners. I am grateful to USACS leadership for their confidence and support.” USACS Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Matt Patlovany, said, “Jenn is an outstanding physician-leader and a dear friend. She is a natural for this expanded role and I’m excited to work with her as we grow the region and the group.” Dr. Bradstreet earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from New York University and attended Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Drexel University. She is a graduate of the USACS Scholars Program, a board member of the USACS Southwest Regional Clinical Governance Board and a director on the USACS National Clinical Governance Board. About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Mar 25, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Names Matt Patlovany Chief Clinical Officer

CANTON, OHIO, March 25, 2021 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it has named Matt Patlovany, MD, FACEP its Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) effective immediately. Most recently Dr. Patlovany was president of the USACS South Region, a position he has held since 2019. Before that he was a vice president in the region, as well as a vice president with his former group, ESP. He has worked with San Antonio’s Baptist Health System since 2007, serving on more than a dozen clinical committees and task forces to improve quality and service. Dr. Patlovany said, “I’m both humbled and excited to be named CCO of USACS. This is an exciting time for the group, having just completed a transaction to buy out our minority capital partner, and embarking on a period of accelerating growth. As a physician-owned group, our priority remains the care we provide at each patient’s bedside, and that will be my singular focus in this new role.” USACS Chief Executive Officer, James Frary, said, “Matt is a proven leader, respected by his physician peers and hospital partners. He will make exceptional contributions to our clinical mission. I am eager to have Matt’s expertise broadened to include our national platform.” Dr. Patlovany earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas AM University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Patlovany is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and practices clinically in the Baptist Health System in San Antonio. About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Mar 24, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Names Steve Nelson And Jason Scheir To Its Board Of Directors

US ACUTE CARE SOLUTIONS NAMESSTEVE NELSON AND JASON SCHEIR TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANTON, OHIO, March 23, 2021 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced Steve Nelson and Jason Scheir have joined the company’s board of directors. Mr. Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer of DuPage Medical Group (DMG), one of the largest independent, multi-specialty physician groups in the country. Prior to joining DMG, he was the CEO of UnitedHealthcare, a $190 billion division of UnitedHealth Group. He also served in a variety of executive roles with the Henry Ford Health System. Mr. Scheir is a Partner at Apollo, which led the recent preferred equity investment in USACS to facilitate its physician-led buyout. USACS Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “We are excited to welcome Steve and Jason to our board. As clinicians, we want to find innovative ways to partner with payers in evolving pay for performance plans, and believe Steve’s experience will be particularly valuable to these ends. The better we can align with payers to deliver necessary care at a lower cost to our patients while ensuring appropriate compensation for the providers on the front line, the easier it is for us to live out our mission:To care for patients.” “I’m honored to join the board of USACS, which occupies a leading and unique placein the healthcare ecosystem. I believe it is incredibly well positioned to improve health outcomes and patient experiences as well as to lower costs,” said Mr. Nelson. Apollo Partner and Head of U.S. Hybrid Value Mr. Scheir said, “USACS is a highly reputable leader in acute care clinical staffing for health systems across the country and is particularly appreciated for its physician ownership and proven results. I look forward to working with Steve and the entire board to help grow the business and steward the excellent care for which it is known.” Pete Hudson, Cheryl Pegus and Brian Regan stepped down from the board at the recent transition when physicians bought back the remainder of the business. USACS is grateful for their many contributions. About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Mar 5, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Physician-Owners Complete Transaction to Buy Out Private Equity Partner

CANTON, OHIO, March 5, 2021 - US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced its physician-owners have closed on the transaction to fully buy out minority capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson Stowe (WCAS). “Physician ownership matters,” said USACS Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM. “WCAS was a strong and reliable partner that helped build the platform upon which we intend to continue growing. And this next chapter of our history, in which our physician colleagues and our health system partners have full ownership, promises to be one marked by extraordinary opportunity for growth, innovation and industry leadership. We’re the perfect home for any physician who values what we value: long-term physician ownership and a singular focus on patient care.” James Frary, USACS Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is a major accomplishment for the physicians, APPs and non-clinical employees of USACS. Prior to and throughout the pandemic, our group has continuously improved our operations and demonstrated resilience. To have emerged stronger culturally, financially and strategically in 2021 is a testament to each and every member of the group focusing on our mission:To care for patients. This physician buy-out gives me great confidence in our ability to meet any challenge and reflects our ambitious plans for the future.” About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Feb 9, 2021

US Acute Care Solutions Physician-Owners to Buy Out Private Equity Partner WCAS

CANTON, OHIO, February 9, 2021 - US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced its physician-owners have reached a definitive agreement to buy out minority capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson Stowe (WCAS). Following the transaction, USACS will be 90 percent owned by its physicians. Several leading health systems will be minority owners as well. USACS Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “We are extremely grateful to our partners at WCAS, who helped form USACS in 2015 with the stated goal of bringing together like-minded, independent physician practices committed to perpetual physician ownership. WCAS’ faith in our vision of physician ownership has created the opportunity for our physicians to take full control of our future. “For years, skeptical observers noted it would only be a matter of time before physicians lost control of their practices entirely. We were determined to prove them wrong, and we have succeeded,” Dr. Bagnoli concluded. Brian T. Regan, General Partner at WCAS, said, “All of us at WCAS are proud of our involvement with USACS. That has been especially true these past 12 months when everyone involved, from physicians and advanced practice providers, to non-clinical support staff, to the group’s hospital partners came together as one to care for patients as the first line ofdefense against COVID-19. USACS has an extremely bright future as its physicians and system partners take full ownership.” James Frary, USACS Chief Executive Officer, said, “Soon the world will put an end to the greatest global health crisis of our lifetimes, and USACS will emerge stronger than it entered thanks to the determined efforts of our physicians, APPs and non-clinical employees. “Together with our health system partners, our physicians taking full ownership of the group will further position USACS as the premier destination for acute care clinicians and the premier partner for health systems that value high-quality, patient-focused acute care.” Mr. Frary continued, “There is no question this move signals growth ahead for USACS, and it distinguishes us as the standard bearer in our industry for the scaled partnership model.” This transaction is facilitated in part by an investment made by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”). Apollo Partner and Head of U.S. Hybrid Value, Jason Scheir, said, “Apollo is excited to advance the USACS physician ownership model, which we view as strategically differentiated in the industry. This transaction allows USACS to continue to be controlled by its physician owners and positions the business for additional growth with capital and strategic support from Apollo’s Hybrid Value business.” The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close in Q1 2021. Barclays, Greenhill and Deutsche Bank acted as financial and strategic advisors to USACS and Ropes Gray and McDermott Will Emery served as legal counsel. About USACS Founded by 15 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually across more than 260 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. ### Media Contact Marty Richmond Corporate Communications Department US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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