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US Acute Care Solutions Expands Integrated Acute Care Practice in Maryland


US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) today announced it will begin providing Integrated Acute Care (IAC) services at UPMC Western Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland.

USACS is adding hospitalist services to its current emergency medicine services. The expanded partnership begins April 1.

The partnership marks another Maryland expansion of the rapidly-growing IAC program at USACS. Integrated Acute Care brings emergency and hospital medicine services together as one team with one purpose: seamless, quality patient care across the entire acute care episode.

“The USACS IAC program continues to grow as the model of choice for hospitals interested in improving quality and patient satisfaction, which is clearly aligned with the mission of UPMC Western Maryland,” said Dr. Michael Cetta, Chief of Integrated Acute Care Services at USACS. “By placing both emergency and IAC services under a single, accountable team of physician-owners, UPMC Western Maryland patients will benefit.”

The USACS model of Integrated Acute Care builds on the 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 patient experience.


Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas and capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality emergency and hospitalist care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visit to learn more.