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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

Docs Don't Need Fixing – Medicare Does
By AMA President, Dr. Robert Wah, for Forbes
February 24, 2015

The ED as the Hub of Health Care
Emergency Medicine News
February 26, 2015

Why Your CEO Needs to Fix ED Holding
By Dr. Richard Bukata, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
February 26, 2015    

5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law
Kaiser Health News
February 27, 2015

Going with the Gut: How Accurate is the EP's First Take?
Emergency Medicine News
February 27, 2015

61,000 Ohioans to lose Medicaid coverage
The Columbus Dispatch
February 27, 2015

Risky Business: Working Where Violence is the Norm
By Dr. Nicholas Genes, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
March 2, 2015

Rethinking Medical Education
By Dr. Greg Henry, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
March 9, 2015

The Case for Body Cameras: Good for Doctors – and Their Patients
By Dr. Jeremy Brown, for Emergency Physicians Monthly
March 11, 2015

Momentum building in Congress for $174 billion Medicare fix
The Hill
March 12, 2015

Dems seek Medicaid payment bump
The Hill
March 12, 2015

Ohio’s Medicaid mess
Toledo Blade Editorial Board
March 13, 2015

Supreme Court case may devastate hospitals in 34 states
March 13, 2015

Beyond Emergency Medicine's Glass Ceiling
Emergency Medicine News
March 16, 2015
Welcome, New Ohio ACEP Members!

Garrett Bassett, MD
Robert S Gershkowitz, MD
Paul Hrics
William S Krost
Christopher N Miller, MD
David Muncy
Andrew J Ortega
Cook Scott
Patrick W Spirnak, DO
President's Message

I have been listening to my local public radio station, and it’s that time of year again… raising the funds needed to keep the station alive. This year, they are trying a slightly different approach. Rather than interrupting the regular programming with lengthy requests for donations, they’re simply asking people to contribute via 20 second snippets. We’ll see if it works!

I’m always struck during these fundraising seasons by the similarities between a public radio station and a professional organization such as Ohio ACEP. The benefits are available to all, and the cost to receive these benefits is, well, completely up to each individual. [Read more]

EM Residency Spotlight

Submitted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Ohio Medical Center

Very good things are happing in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Southern Ohio Medical Center (OU-HCOM). SOMC EM residency is rurally located in Southern Ohio. Our ED does not operate like a typical small town hospital; this benefits our residents by giving them an unopposed status with a plethora of procedures due to a paucity of other hospital residency specialties. The department operates like a well-oiled machine, from techs, to nurses, to residents, to attendings. [Read more]
Meet the EM residents at Southern Ohio Medical Center!
Being at near-capacity for most of the winter, along with a record 16 inches of snowfall in late March, made for a tough winter at SOMC's emergency department!
Member Kudos

James W. Sauto, MD, who was appointed to serve on the Trauma Committee of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services

Anand Selvam, MD, whose research, “’First Aid? Please? First Aid?’” was published in the March edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

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Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the Medscape article, “Emergency Departments Find Meaningful Use of EHRs Challenging” and was quoted in the Healthcare IT News article, “Ending EHR absurdities”

Daniel Bachmann, MD, FACEP, and Paul Gabriel, MD, FACEP, who were quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article, “Forecast stays crummy: worse-than-normal shivers all the way into March”

Kris Brickman, MD, FACEP, and Jeffrey Ford, MD, who were quoted for the Toledo Blade article, “Warming trend typically signals injury trend”

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose article, “Myths in Emergency Medicine: Diagnostic Imaging for Dizziness,” and whose interview with National ACEP’s President, “ACEP President Dr. Michael J. Gerardi Shares Views on Challenges Facing Emergency Medicine,” were published in the March edition of ACEP Now

Marcus Romanello, MD, FACEP, who was quoted for the News-Journal article, “Ohio has ‘critical’ shortage of psychiatric hospital beds”

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!

EMF Announces Health Policy Research Scholar Award Opportunity
The Emergency Medicine Foundation is accepting applications for a Health Policy Research Scholar Award. The $100,000 Health Policy Research Scholar Award is funded by the Emergency Medicine Action Fund. Don't miss this opportunity. For more information or to apply, click hereDeadline is April 15!

ACEP Leadership Conference Research Poster Abstracts Due March 29
The Young Physicians Section is accepting Research Poster Abstracts until March 29 for posters to be presented at ACEP’s 2015 Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit. The conference will be held May 3-6 in Washington, DC. For more information about submission requirements and poster details, click here.

Volunteer for a Committee and Lend Your Experience and Expertise 
ACEP and emergency medicine need your assistance! The process to select members to serve on ACEP committees is beginning, and all ACEP and EMRA members are encouraged to apply. The process is the same for resident and active members and you can expedite the process by using the online application or for more information, check out ACEP’s Committees Page. Interest forms are due by May 18, 2015!

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