CANTON, OHIO – Continuing its development of a world-class leadership team, US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), a national leader in integrated acute care of emergency and hospital medicine services, today announced the hiring of Dr. George Mitri as chief medical officer of USACS Integrated Acute Care Division. Dr. Mitri will work with the USACS leadership team to develop and implement high-quality, lean clinical physician services that begin with patients in the emergency department and transition patients through their hospital stay and into post-acute settings.
“Dr. Mitri is an exceptional clinician and physician leader, and is a respected member of the hospital medicine community,” said Dr. Tim Corvino, president, USACS Integrated Acute Care Division. “He is a talented, cultural fit within the USACS leadership team, and is ultimately responsible for providing better value to patients, hospitals and payers. He will drive the provision of high-quality patient care while also improving every step of the patient experience.”
Most recently, Dr. Mitri served as vice president of care coordination and hospital medicine, for Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. With 808 licensed beds, 575 active physicians in more than 40 different medical specialties and a staff of more than 5,000 employees, Aultman offers high-quality healthcare services and works to positively impact the Canton, Ohio, community. Dr. Mitri also served as medical director for AultCare Corporation, Utilization Management and Provider Relations.
Dr. Mitri’s approach to care and his service mirrors USACS mission to provide resources and support to today’s physician groups through a democratic market alternative. He has successfully deployed readmission reduction programs through innovative high-risk care coordination, and transition of care optimization. Through his programming and oversight, Dr. Mitri generated positive shared savings through CMS bundled payment initiatives.
“Joining USACS is a meaningful next step for my career in that I’m part of an organization driving the disruption and thought-leadership of physician ownership,” said Dr. George Mitri, incoming chief medical officer, USACS Integrated Acute Care Division. “This role also addresses two key areas of interest for me – patient care and improving outcomes through quality-focused programming. I’m eager to work with USACS leadership team and the regional governance teams to find solutions specific to their areas.”
USACS is one of the largest majority physician-owned practices in the country, with more than 900 doctors and 400 advanced practice providers. Dr. Mitri joins the USACS team effective immediately.
About U.S. Acute Care Solutions
Established in May 2015, USACS is focused on becoming the national leader in integrated acute care of emergency and hospital medicine services. USACS offers medicine groups a strategic partnership by providing business support, industry resources and capital backing. USACS provides high-quality emergency and hospital care to nearly 4 million patients each year at more than 90 hospitals in 20 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. USACS has aggressively expanded its national footprint with co-founders TBEP (Tampa, Fla.), MEP Health (Germantown, Md.), EPPH (Denver, Colo.), and WCAS (N.Y.), fortifying shared core values, attention to high-quality patient care, and ethical business practices.