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Jun 21, 2020

US Acute Care Solutions Expands Integrated Care Practice in Maryland

CANTON, Ohio, June 21, 2020 –US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it will begin providing Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center, in Silver Spring, MD., which is the company’s second site in the Adventist HealthCare system. Additionally, USACS is providing IAC services for the former Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, where a 200-bed recovery unit for COVID-19 patients has been set up. White Oak Medical Center is a new, state-of-the-art facility that offers high-quality, patient-centered care to the Washington, D.C. region. The partnership marks another Maryland expansion of the rapidly-growing IAC program at USACS. Integrated Acute Care brings emergency, critical care and hospital medicine services together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode. The USACS IAC program continues to grow as the model of choice for hospitals interested in improving quality and patient satisfaction, which is clearly aligned with the mission of White Oak Medical Center and the Adventist HealthCare system,” said Dr. Michael Cetta, Chief of Integrated Acute Care Services at USACS. “Our model benefits all patients who choose White Oak Medical Center as their provider. The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on the USACS commitment to physician ownership by creating a single, accountable team of physician leaders 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 improvements in key quality metrics, particularly thoserelated to patient experience. About USACS 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 integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality emergency and hospitalist care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more.

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May 19, 2020

USACS To Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests To All Clinicians and Employees

CANTON, Ohio, May 19, 2020 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it will provide a COVID-19 antibody test to all its clinicians and employees at no cost. This particular test will determine whether a person has developed either or both of the immunoglobulin M or immunoglobulin G antibodies, indicating either recent or past infection with COVID. James Frary, Chief Executive Officer for USACS, said, “We are very pleased to offer this test broadly and at no cost to our clinicians, who have worked so tirelessly caring for patients, and to our employees who have supported these clinicians so steadfastly throughout this pandemic.” Dr. Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer for USACS, said, “Antibody testing can be even more useful than COVID virus testing, especially in asymptomatic people. Antibody tests are becoming more accurate, easier to self-administer and simpler to interpret at home. As a company owned by physicians and led by clinicians, we feel this is the right step in support of our mission to care for patients by helping our front-line team members.” 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 over 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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May 15, 2020

USACS Celebrates Five Years, 25 Million Patients

CANTON, OHIO, May 15, 2020 - US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) is pleased to announce the celebration of its fifth anniversary this May. Formed in 2015 by independent, democratic emergency medicine groups, USACS set out to prove that physician ownership is a key differentiator in patient experiences and hospital partner relationships. In just five years, USACS had led a nationwide trend in an expanding APP scope of practice; the integration of acute care medicine between emergency medicine and observation, critical care and hospitalist medicine; and was an early adopter of telemedicine. The group continues to expand geographically and by service line. USACS also expects to grow further as the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the merits of the physician-owned model. “Though we are facing unprecedented challenges in 2020, USACS is proud of its five-year mark,” said USACS Chief Executive Officer, James Frary. “Our group is made up of the best physician-owners, APPs, and non-clinician employees in healthcare and we are grateful for every one of the 25 million patients and their families who have put their trust in us. We look forward to caring for millions more patients for years to come.” 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 over 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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Apr 1, 2020

US Acute Care Solutions Expands Integrated Acute Care Practice in Maryland

CANTON, Ohio, April 1, 2020 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it will begin providing Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services at UPMC Western Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland. USACS is adding hospitalist services to its current emergency medicine services. The expanded partnership begins April 1. The partnership marks another Maryland expansion of the rapidly-growing IAC program at USACS. Integrated Acute Care brings emergency and hospital medicine services together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode. "The USACS IAC program continues to grow as the model of choice for hospitals interested in improving quality and patient satisfaction, which is clearly aligned with the mission of UPMC Western Maryland,” said Dr. Michael Cetta, Chief of Integrated Acute Care Services at USACS. “By placing both emergency and IAC services under a single, accountable team of physician-owners, UPMC Western Maryland patients will benefit.” The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on the USACS commitment to physician ownership by creating a single, accountable team of physician leaders 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 improvements in key quality metrics, particularly thoserelated to patient experience. # # # About USACS 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 integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality emergency and hospitalist care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visitusacs.comto learn more. Marty Richmond Vice President – Marketing Corporate Communications US Acute Care Solutions 330.493.4443 x1406 [email protected]

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Mar 10, 2020

Expanding Services at Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital to Include Intensive Care

RESPECTED EMERGENCY AND INPATIENT MEDICINE MANAGEMENT SERVICES GROUP BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO LOS ANGELES-AREA MEDICAL CENTER Concord, CA (March 10, 2020) VEP Healthcare(Operating as US Acute Care Solutions as of June 2021) announced that it provides Intensive Care Unit (ICU) services to Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (GMHCC) effective March 2, 2020. This new service is the latest development in a fruitful partnership between the two entities. In 2019, GMHHC selected the group to provide hospitalist services for its patients. Since partnering, we’ve been extremely pleased with the quality of care and services provided to our patients. We’re honored to expand our partnership as an integral part of our ongoing mission to deliver compassionate, high-quality health care services to the Glendale community. | Jill Welton, GMHHC Hospital President In their new capacity at GMHHC, they will manage a variety of multi-specialty teams to deliver collaborative, coordinated intensive care to patients facing life-threatening illnesses or injury. Intensive care situations range from heart attack and stroke, to trauma or poisoning, surgical complications and even premature birth. “About 80 percent of all Americans will experience intensive care services either as a patient, family member, or friend – during their lifetime,” states Steven Maron, MD, President of USACS West Region. “They offer unparalleled expertise when it comes to ICU management, providing the skills and knowledge to deliver the best care possible to patients. We’re pleased we can continue our collaboration with Glendale Memorial Hospital and bring our experience to the people of Southern California.” About Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award-winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, and a gastrointestinal program. It is also a Los Angeles County-approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest healthcare systems.

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Feb 26, 2020

Healthcare Group Welcomes Jamie Quinlan as New Director of Performance Improvement

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JAMIE QUINLAN, DNP, MBA, MSN, BSN-RN, NE-BC HAS JOINED US IN THE NEW ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT Jamie will work with the executive leadership and individual medical directors to identify areas of opportunity for VEP Healthcare (Operating as US Acute Care Solutions as of June 2021) to improve operational performance at our partner hospitals. Areas of focus will include clinical quality, throughput, patient satisfaction, and overall ED and inpatient operations. Jamie will be responsible for helping to collect pre- and post-improvement activity metrics and will develop in-person relationships with key staff at the hospital with whom she will design and implement improvement processes. Jamie will also participate in various presentations as our nursing leader and champion. Jamie has a strong background in nursing management and administration. Her most recent position was Director of Emergency Services at Tennova Healthcare, Clarksville where she developed and implemented a number of impressive systems and programs that improved the performance of the emergency department. She has a solid educational background in nursing and management with a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama, and Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University. Rob Wyman, MD, Chief Quality Officer, states“Jamie has a proven track record of successfully improving quality in the emergency department setting, and we are thrilled that she is joining our team. Although our EDs generally have excellent performance, there are always areas that need improvement and that’s where Jamie’s experience and expertise will be valuable.” Marc Hudock, PA-C, VicePresident of USACS West Region, states,“We are excited that Jamie has elected to work with us. We are confident that her mix of experience with front-line patient care, clinical management, extensive education, and intense drive will take our group to new levels of service excellence.”

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Feb 1, 2020

Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta Hospitalist Services

HEALTHCARE GROUP HAS MANAGED EMERGENCY MEDICINE SERVICES AT THE HOSPITAL SINCE 1986 (CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) Beginning in February 2020, VEP Healthcare, Inc. (Operating as US Acute Care Solutions as of June 2021) will manage the hospitalist services for Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, California. The group has managed the hospital’s emergency services since 1986. With a proven track record of providing high-quality hospitalist services in major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. The group collaborates closely with partner hospitals to improve compliance with core measures. An additional important goal of collaborations is to meet targets for patient length of stay, adherence to multidisciplinary care protocols, and achievement of outcomes across specific disease categories such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, sepsis, and pneumonia. Their hospitalist solutions also focus on enhancing hospitals’ patient admission and discharge procedures. A member of the Dignity Health network, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta is dedicated to making high-quality, compassionate care conveniently accessible to residents of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area. In addition, the hospital operates community clinics for families who live farther away. The hospital provides a range of medical services, including a family birth center, surgery services, hospice care, respiratory care, home health care, and more. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta has received the Gold Seal of Approval®from the Joint Commission for quality and safety, as well as recognition specifically for orthopedic care. For more than 30 years, they have helped us deliver excellent emergency medicine services. Now, we look forward to partnering closely to maximize the quality of our hospitalist services. |Rodger Page,Presidentof Mercy Medical Center Mt.Shasta Sean Malee, MD, Lori Tobler, MD, Ellen Schoenfelder, MD, and Richard Ingle, MD, will continue to practice at Mercy Medical Center Mt.Shasta as hospitalist physicians. Steven Maron, MD, President of USACS West Region, adds, “We welcome this opportunity to collaborate with the outstanding team of professionals at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta to manage the hospitalist department. We have a proven track record of working well together because we share an important goal: to deliver the highest quality care to all patients and families in our care.” About Dignity Health North State California hospitals Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta along with Mercy Medical Center Redding and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need.In 2019, the Dignity Health North State Hospitals cared for more than 90,000 people and provided more than $22 million in community benefit to the region served.The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living.

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