In October 2015, Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe (WCAS) joined in partnership with Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) to form US Acute Care Solutions (USACS). WCAS is a leading healthcare investment firm that values forming strategic partnerships with top management teams in the industry.
With a commitment to fostering transparency and collaboration, WCAS has built its business on integrity, respect, honesty, teamwork and curiosity. WCAS chose to partner with EMP because it saw that EMP’s providers consistently delivered great care in emergency departments across the country, and were highly engaged as partners and owners.
Historically, independent emergency medicine groups had only two strategic choices: sell their practices or face a challenging healthcare environment alone. As a team, WCAS and EMP developed a third option, offering practices and hospital systems the ability to partner with a company led by physicians but with the resources, business support and capital of a substantial enterprise.
"[Patient-centered care] is not only good for the practice and patients, it’s foundational to our specialty, and why emergency physicians have such a strong belief in service and physician ownership. US Acute Care Solutions ensures this culture will flourish, and like-minded approaches of caring for patients will continue to have a viable practice option in the marketplace."—Peter Hudson, MD
Learn about the other founding partners of USACS who share the same passion and commitment to providing better solutions in acute care.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses its investment activity in two target industries: healthcare and information/business services. Since its founding in 1979, the firm has organized 16 limited partnerships with total capital of over $21 billion. WCAS has invested $7 billion in 79 healthcare companies, including many leading healthcare providers. WCAS's strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and build value for the firm's investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.