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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

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January, 2016 Release

Recent News & Opinion

Ready for action: ER nurses always prepared for fast-paced action
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2015

EMS must prepare citizens for an active shooter incident
October 18, 2015

2015 AHA BLS guidelines: What the updates mean for EMS providers
October 19, 2015

Thousands Hospitalized This Year Due to Fake Weed
Scientific American
October 20, 2015

A Hospital Reduces Repeat ER Visits By Providing Social Workers
October 23, 2015

University Hospitals plans to open hospital facility in North Ridgeville
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 23, 2015

Poll of EM Physicians: Insurance Industry Drives Patients to Sacrifice Necessary Medical Care
ACEP News Release
October 26, 2015

Emergency Physicians: High-deductible Plans Delay Care
HealthLeaders Media
October 26, 2015

Bill would give Ohio nurses more latitude in treating patients
The Columbus Dispatch
October 26, 2015

ACL injuries are on the rise in kids and teens
CBS News
October 27, 2015

Ohio to bolster computer tracking system to better monitor opioids, curb abuse
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 27, 2015

Most ER Doctors Don't Believe The Mental Health System Is Working For Patients
By EM physician, Dr. Robert Glatter, for Forbes
October 28, 2015

Emergency Medicine Leaders Talk Reimbursement, Boarding, and Quality at ACEP15 Q&A
October 28, 2015

[Ohio State] Study finds the best apps for Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
iMedical Apps
October 28, 2015

Many Teen Sex Assault Victims Get Subpar ER Care, Study Says
Associated Press
November 2, 2015

The Leap Physician Satisfaction System
Dr. Edwin Leap for Emergency Medicine News
November 2, 2015

Mindful EM: Should Malingering Be on the Differential?
By Drs. Jordana Haber and Alberto Hazan for Emergency Medicine News
November 2, 2015

EPs Invest Long Hours in MOC, Costing about $2600 a Year
Emergency Medicine News
November 2, 2015

Suffering in Silence No More
By EM physician, Dr. Sandra Scott Simons for Emergency Medicine News
November 2, 2015

An emergency physician goes to the ER, and is shocked at the care she receives
November 2, 2015

Suffering and Burnout in the ER
By Dr. Edwin Leap, for Huffington Post
November 3, 2015

‘Defensive Medicine’ May Lower Malpractice Risks
The New York Times Well Blog
November 4, 2015

How Doctors Helped Drive the Addiction Crisis
The New York Times
November 7, 2015

You have no idea what it’s like working in the ER as a pregnant physician
By EM Physician, Dr. Archana Reddy, for
November 9, 2015

Welcome, New Members!

Sambita Basu, MD
Devin Hale, MD
Marty LeJeune
Carl Schikowski, MD
Michael Schneider

President's Message—What Would You Change About Your Practice?

As I wrote last month, the end of October is my favorite ACEP event of the year: ACEP Council. For two days, councillors from all state chapters and sections gather to debate resolutions that will shape and guide College policy for the coming years. Ohio authored two resolutions: one on electronic nicotine delivery systems, and the other concerning body cameras worn by police officers while in the ED. [Read more]

ACEP Council and ACEP15: Photos from Boston

Dr. Steven Stack, the first emergency physician President of the AMA, addresses ACEP Council
Members of the 2015-2016 Leadership Development Academy [left to right] Drs. Laura Espy-Bell, Ryan Squier, and Membership and Leadership Development Co-chair, Dr. Nicole Veitinger
Front row, left to right: Leadership Development Academy (LDA) member, Dr. Daniel Schwerin; Newly sworn in President of ACEP, Dr. Jay Kaplan; and Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Co-chair, Dr. Matthew Sanders. Back row, left to right: LDA member, Dr. Ryan Squier; Ohio ACEP President, Dr. Michael McCrea; AMA President, Dr. Steven Stack; and newly elected ACEP President-Elect, Dr. Rebecca Parker
Members of the Ohio Council delegation at the JFK Library [left to right] Drs. Daniel Schwerin (LDA); Ohio Chapter President Dr. Michael McCrea; AMA President Dr. Steven Stack; Dr. Ryan Squier (LDA), Dr. Erika Kube (LDA); Dr. Jack Palmer (LDA); and Ohio ACEP Past President Dr. Gary Katz
Check out more photos from Boston on our Facebook Page!

From ACEP Council and ACEP15 in Boston

Council Elects New College Leaders
The ACEP Council selected two new ACEP Board members at its meeting on Sunday, October 25: Dr. Christopher Kang from Washington and Dr. Mark Rosenberg from New Jersey, and re-elected incumbent Board members Dr. Vidor Friedman from Florida and Dr. Bill Jaquis from Maryland. Also, Dr. Jim Cusick from Colorado was named Council Speaker and Dr. John McManus from Georgia was elected as Council Vice Speaker.

ACEP Elects New Officers
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors during ACEP15 in Boston, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country. [Read more]

ACEP Recognizes Excellence in Emergency Medicine—Ohio Member Among Recipients
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognized thirteen individuals for outstanding contributions to emergency medicine during the organization’s annual meeting in Boston last month, ACEP15. The awards honor excellence across a wide range of activities, including leadership, policy, education, and research. [Read more]

Dr. Jay Kaplan Assumes ACEP Presidency
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced that Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, from San Anselmo, California, assumed the presidency during the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. He was elected by ACEP’s Council to serve a 1-year term. Dr. Kaplan has been serving as the group’s president-elect for the past year. [Read more]

Illinois Emergency Physician Rebecca Parker Chosen as 2015-16 ACEP President-Elect
Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, the Chair of ACEP’s Board of Directors from Park Ridge, Illinois, was named President-Elect by the ACEP Council during its meeting Sunday, October 25 in Boston. Dr. Parker is an attending emergency physician with Vista Health in Waukegan, Illinois. She is Senior Vice President of Envision Healthcare and President of Team Parker LLC, a consulting group. Dr. Parker is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine. [Read more]

WATCH: Highlights from ACEP15

Member Kudos

Mary Hancock, MD, FACEP, member of the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors, was elected November 11, 2015 to a three year term on the ITLS Board of Directors by the ITLS delegates during the 2015 Business Sessions at the annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Andrew Latimer, MD, for being selected for the National Association of EMS Physicians/Physio-Control EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship

Robert Strauss, MD, FACEP, who was presented with the 2015 James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award at ACEP15 in Boston
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 quoted in the Health Data Management article, “ER Workers Unhappy with Their IT Systems, Survey Shows”
James Chan, MD, who was mentioned in the Sidney (Ohio) Daily News article, “Wilson Health recognizes new physicians”

Mark L DeBard, MD, FACEP, whose article, “To Retire or Not? That Is the Question,” was published in the October edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine
David Scott, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune article, “Aetna reaches contract with ER doctors at Allegheny Health Network"

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!

From National ACEP

Because of You, Deaths From Sepsis Have Decreased - But We Always Strive To Be Better
A new interactive, online tool from ACEP will help you DETECT – ACT – REASSESS – TITRATE to help identify sepsis early, manage patients quickly and save more lives. The ACEP Expert Panel on Sepsis developed this evidence-driven tool to guide the early recognition and treatment of sepsis and septic shock.

Share Your Stories at ACEP’s New “Doc Blog"
ACEP recently unveiled its newly redesigned consumer website Emergency Care For You. Part of this new website includes a “Doc Blog” where articles are written by emergency physicians. Share your medical advice and daily experiences inside the ED on a variety of topics. Please help educate the public. We need contributors! For more information, email Mike Baldyga at

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