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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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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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Dec 15, 2020

USACS Expands National Clinical Governance Board; Elects Drs. Jennifer Bradstreet and Michael Roshon

CANTON, Ohio, December 15, 2020 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced its physician shareholders have elected Jennifer Bradstreet, MD, FACEP and Michael Roshon, MD to serve a term as directors on the USACS National Clinical Governance Board (NCGB). The USACS NCGB is unique in the acute unscheduled healthcare industry. The NCGB is chartered by the group’s board of directors to be independent and autonomous of the company’s board, is comprised solely of physicians and is tasked with all clinical governance issues facing the group including establishing evidence-based guidelines for patient care at all hospitals served by USACS. The NCGB is comprised of regional physician representatives and was recently expanded to include national, at-large positions. Drs. Bradstreet and Roshon were elected to the national directorships. Joan Kolodzik, MD, FACEP, who will serve as NCBG Chair beginning in January 2021, said, “There are few things so sacred to physicians than the opportunity to practice in a group that places its clinical mission at the center of all its decisions. The NCGB is an obvious example of that commitment at USACS, and Drs. Bradstreet and Roshon completely embody that mission.” Dr. Bradstreet said, “It’s an honor to be elected by my peers to represent the national interests of USACS physicians on the NCBG. A physician’s instinct is made stronger and better by providing evidence-based guidelines developed by our Board, and it remains my mission to ever-improve these tools.” Dr. Bradstreet is a Vice President in the USACS South Region, and she practices clinically at hospitals in the Baptist Health System in San Antonio. She 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 and is a graduate of the USACS Scholars Program. Dr. Roshon said, “As a quality director, I know reducing variability in care is a critical step in improving safety, and ultimately outcomes, for our patients. I am humbled by the support of my colleagues to continue this work on a national level.” Dr. Roshon is the Quality Director at Penrose-St. Francis Health System in Colorado Springs. He earned his MD and PhD Degrees from Vanderbilt University, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. About USACS Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist, critical care and observation services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital 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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Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Arvind Venkat Elected To Board of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP

The American College of Emergency Physicians elected four new members to its national board of directors on Sunday, including Arvind Venkat, MD, FACEP, national director of research for US Acute Care Solutions. He begins serving his first board term today. Dr. Venkat also is the vice chair for research and faculty academic affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, as well as professor of emergency medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of ACEP and past chair of the ACEP Ethics Committee. He earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/University Hospital. As the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Venkat represented both that organization and AHN as a spokesperson to media outlets throughout the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond to educate the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking of his election, Dr. Venkat said, “I am truly honored to be elected to the ACEP Board of Directors. In these extraordinary times, when our nearly 40,000 member emergency physicians are on the frontlines of the pandemic, I will try to be worthy of their everyday heroism and an effective voice for our members and patients.” About USACS Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital 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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