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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

Most Doctors Couldn't Spot A Human-Trafficking Victim If They Saw One. Could You?
Yahoo Health
March 18, 2015

Record-breaking Match sees higher percentage of unmatched seniors
AMA Wire
March 26, 2015

CMS delays enforcement of 'two midnights' rule for another month
Modern Healthcare
April 1, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Reports 40% Drop In Charity Care After Medicaid Expansion
Kaiser Health News
April 2, 2015

ER physicians can help meet the triple aim
By Dr. Vipul Kella, for
April 2, 2015

Feds: Senate has two days to act, or the docs get it
The Washington Post’s Post Politics blog
April 2, 2015

Physician burnout, suicide: The postmodern doctor’s dilemma
Philadelphia Inquirer    
April 8, 2015

To my patients: An apology and a thank you
By medical student, Abraar Karan, for
April 9, 2015

Kasich says Medicaid expansion will continue
Toledo Blade
April 10, 2015

After a verdict: Doctors need to be taught a lesson. Really?
April 12, 2015

U.S. emergency rooms getting better-prepared for kids
April 13, 2015

Talk So Patients Will Listen
By Dr. Greg Henry, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
April 13, 2015

‘EMS Strong’ Campaign Aims to Unite, Inspire Emergency Medical Services Personnel
April 14, 2015

Opinion: Freestanding Emergency Centers Increase Access to Care, Decrease Physician Burnout
April 14, 2015

May The Era Of Medicare’s Doc Fix (1997-2015) Rest In Peace. Now What?
Health Affairs Blog
April 14, 2015

Sexual Assault Victims Still See ED Price Tag
Emergency Medicine News
April 15, 2015

Keep Patients Healthy, and Doctors Sane
New York Times Op-Ed by Dr. Carol W. Cassella
April 15, 2015

Bill would help combat medics become civilian EMTs
The Hill
April 17, 2015

As charity care lessens, hospitals see other needs
The Columbus Dispatch
April 19, 2015
Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Krystin N Bachman
Jennifer H Bradstreet, MD, FACEP
Tony Bucca
Stephanie Burger, MD
Geoffrey Blair Comp, DO
Nicole Sue Cook, DO
Merissa A Ferguson
Linda W Lou
Kyle A Nedic
Jennifer Rabjohns
Jacob Christopher Smith, DO
Timothy Steenhoff, DO
Robert Nathan Tait, MD
Robert B Tanzer, MD
William Trautman
Amanda Watlington, DO
President's Message

Fellow Members,

Please first allow me to say “thank you” for allowing me to serve as your Ohio ACEP Chapter President for the next year. As I have prepared for my year as your President, I have become more and more aware of what a privilege and responsibility it is to serve as the President of Ohio ACEP. This is a testament to the strength of our Chapter and those Presidents who have served before me representing you, our patients, and our specialty. [Read more]
On April 21 in Columbus, Ohio ACEP held its Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum. More than 100 attending physicians, EM residents, and Ohio legislators gathered for this lively day of medical education, physician advocacy, leadership topics, and networking. [Read more]

Board of Directors and Councillor Elections
On April 21, in conjunction with the Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum in Columbus, Ohio ACEP held its annual elections for Board of Directors and ACEP Councillors. [Read more]

Bill Hall Award, Emergency Physician Advocacy, Education, and Leadership Awards Presented at Leadership Forum
Dr. Michael Phelan, who unfortunately couldn't join us to accept his award in person, received the Emergency Physician Advocacy Award [Read more]
Dr. Michael Policastro was presented with the Emergency Physician Medical Education Award by Dr. John Lyman [Read more]
Dr. John Lyman presents Dr. Gary Katz with the Emergency Physician Leadership Award [Read more]
Dr. Robert Broida is presented with the Bill Hall Award, Ohio ACEP’s highest honor, by Dr. Bill Reisinger, who nominated Dr. Broida [Read more]
Thanks to our Prime Partners, 4M Emergency and EmCare, and all the exhibitors and sponsors who helped make the EM Leadership Forum possible!
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EM Residency Spotlight

Submitted by the Summa Akron City Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

When Dr. Heather Hunt received a patient who had been found wandering on scene at an active house fire, her suspicion went beyond possible airway injury, external burns, trauma, and carbon monoxide poisoning from smoke inhalation. The patient was disoriented... [Read more]
Meet the EM residents at Summa Akron City!
Welcome New Ohio EM Residents!

Congratulations to all the new residents who matched to Ohio EM residency programs! Check out the newest EM residents around the Buckeye State!

Member Kudos

David Bahner, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FACEP, for being featured in the article, “Women’s History Month First Responder Spotlight of Dr. Carol A. Cunningham”

Andrew Latimer, MD, who was selected to receive the Jean Hollister EMS Award

Nathanial Mann, MD, who was selected to serve as Chair of the EMRA Editorial Committee

Michael P. Phelan, MD, FACEP, whose research, “Chief Complaint–Based Performance Measures: A New Focus for Acute Care Quality Measurement,” was published in the April edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine 

Jennifer Robinson, MD, whose research, “Does Tranexamic Acid Improve Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Urgent or Emergency Surgery?” was published in the April edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Captain Joshua Sayers, who was selected as the International Representative on the EMRA Medical Student Council

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!
Members in the News

Eric Adkins, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the ABC6 Columbus story, “OSU Expanding Emergency Area a Year After Opening”

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Robert Broida, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Diagnostic Testing Usage Data Can Help Emergency Physicians Manage Utilization,” was published in the April edition of ACEP Now

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose interview with ACEP President-Elect, Dr. Jay Kaplan, was published in the April edition of ACEP Now

Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Kaiser Health News article, “Medicare Is Stingy In First Year Of Doctor Bonuses”

Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the article, “When Do You Stop Trying to Resuscitate a Patient?” which was published in the April edition of ACEP Now

Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP, who was quoted in the Reuters article, “Battlefield lessons transform U.S. emergency care”

Scott Poland, who was the subject of the Cochocton (Ohio) Tribune article, “Poland to pursue emergency medicine” and was featured in the (Ohio) Times Reporter article, “Local Northeast Ohio Medical University students to continue medical training”

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

Thank You for Helping Congress End the SGR
ACEP applauded Tuesday's passage of legislation in the Senate to permanently replace the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with a payment system that rewards quality, efficiency and innovation (HR 2). ACEP issued a news release Wednesday regarding the legislation. Read it here.

Revamped for 2015: The Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit, May 3-6
The Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit offers much more than a meeting with lawmakers. Attend a CME course on Leadership Diagnostics. Get your critical leadership questions answered by a panel of EM experts, and learn best practices in leadership and accountability. When you mix in a great Washington, DC, hotel and the popular Hill Day events, it’s easy to see why this May 3-6 conference is one you can’t miss. Register Today!

ACEP President Issues 2015 First Quarter Update
From SGR repeal to EMTALA legislation to a new Qualified Clinical Data Registry, ACEP has launched several new initiatives recently. In this Central Line Blog post, ACEP President Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP, catches you up on the latest news and events.

EMS STRONG Celebrates the Men and Women of EMS
Are you EMS Strong? ACEP, in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to support EMS STRONG, a campaign to unite and inspire emergency medical services personnel, strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and amplify National EMS Week. Learn More Here, and be a part of EMS Week coming up this May.

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