CANTON, Ohio, May 15, 2019 – US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it will begin providing Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services at three Maryland hospitals to complement its existing emergency medicine services.
At Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, USACS is adding hospitalist and observation medicine. At Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, USACS is adding hospitalist and ICU services. And at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, USACS is adding hospitalist and ICU services. The expanded partnership at the Holy Cross hospitals begins July 1, 2019. The expanded partnership at Shady Grove begins July 29, 2019.
The partnership marks another 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 through the entire care continuum,” 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, our health system partners are seeing progress on the most difficult healthcare challenges.”
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 those related to patient experience.
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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. Visit usacs.com to learn more.
Corporate Communications Director
US Acute Care Solutions