USACS’ unique model of Integrated Acute Care brings emergency medicine and hospitalist services together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode. The new partnership will begin September 1, 2017.
USACS has been providing emergency medicine management services to MetroSouth since February 2016. The new partnership extends the strong relationship to cover hospitalist services.
"Our Integrated Acute Care program continues to grow in response to a growing awareness of USACS’ unique approach,” said Dr. Tim Corvino, USACS President of Integrated Acute Care. “By placing both emergency medicine and hospitalist services under a single, physician-owned and led team, accountable for results, our health system partners are seeing progress on the most difficult healthcare challenges as well as improved patient care across the board.”
The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on 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 a hospital's preparedness for the future.
MetroSouth chose USACS both because of its already established performance in the Emergency Department, as well as its desire to have a single, accountable partner across the entire care continuum.
“Our patients and families have been very clear in their feedback to us that they define exceptional care as care that is coordinated throughout their healing process, and where their caregivers are communicating with one another and ultimately including them in this conversation,” said MetroSouth Medical Center CEO John D. Baird. “We felt strongly that working with USACS in our ER and inpatient hospitalist service would give us a unique opportunity to respond to what our patients expect at MetroSouth.”
About US Acute Care Solutions
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 nearly 6 million patients annually at over 180 locations in 21 states, and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country.
About MetroSouth Medical Center
MetroSouth Medical Center (metrosouthmedicalcenter.com) is a 314-bed, acute care hospital with a blend of private and semi-private rooms. MetroSouth has a network of seven health centers and 40 medical specialties, a nationally-recognized cardiac program, stroke telemedicine with 24 hour neurology coverage, Senior Behavioral Health Unit, Level II+ Birthing Center, and 24 hour laborists and hospitalists coverage. MetroSouth promotes quality, safe care in a compassionate, patient-focused environment with a medical staff of 450 healthcare professionals. The staff and physicians are committed to create an environment of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the communities MetroSouth serves. Founded in 1905 as Saint Francis Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center (2008) is located in the downtown, historic City of Blue Island, immediately adjacent to the southern end of Chicago and 18 miles south of downtown Chicago about 25 minutes by automobile.