The standard bearer for physician ownership in acute care, USACS has become a sanctuary for physician groups looking to preserve their ownership model in a consolidating industry.
USACS Chief Executive Officer, Dominic J. Bagnoli MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said,“A year ago, on our first anniversary, I celebrated the passion and enthusiasm of our physician-owners, APPs and non-clinician employees. This year, I am humbled by the support of our hospital partners as well. No business succeeds without customers, but our hospital partners are so much more than that. We are partners in the truest sense of the word, equally committed to the same mission: To care for patients.”
USACS continues to grow, naming the following physician-owned groups as Founders in the last 12 months:
• ERGENTUS Emergency Service Physicians, of Denver, Colorado;
• Long’s Peak Emergency Physicians (LPEP), north of Denver, Colorado;
• Silver Spring Emergency Physicians (SSEP), of the Washington, D.C. metro;
• Emergency Service Partners (ESP), headquartered in Austin and serving hospitals across Texas.
In addition to emergency medicine, the company is also becoming a leader in hospitalist and observation medicine, further expanding the acute care spectrum and serving patients with better continuity and efficiency.
Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas and capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS (usacs.com) is the national leader in physician-owned emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high quality emergency and hospitalist care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 170 locations in 21 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country.