AAEM is the specialty society of emergency medicine. We are a democratic organization committed to our principles and standing up for our members. We are the champion of the emergency physician.
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It has been fascinating to watch the story continue to unfold with Summa Health and U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS). It’s been just over two years since the independent group staffing the Summa Health Emergency Department and its residency in Akron, Ohio were replaced by USACS on January 1, 2017, with just a few days’ notice. The residency was put on probation shortly after USACS took over, perhaps due to poor planning, not clearly understanding the ACGME and Residency Review Committee rules, and/or lack of a qualified core faculty. Later, after a failed appeal, the residency lost its accreditation, forcing every resident to scramble to find a new residency to finish their training. In the fall of 2017, USACS reapplied for a new emergency medicine residency at Summa. On appeal, Summa was not granted approval by ACGME, and they are not allowed to train residents at this time.
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