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Our Purpose

The ACEP Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers provides a forum in which members of the College with special interests in Freestanding Emergency Centers, defined as independent emergency centers or satellite hospital outpatient departments, can develop a knowledge base, share information, receive and give counsel, and serve as a resource to others interested in this area of emergency medicine.

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Section Objectives

  • Host a collaborative dialogue regarding pertinent FEC issues optimizing emergency medicine values as espoused by ACEP.
  • Educate ACEP members, the medical community, and the public about what FECs are, what they do, and how they fit into the patient’s circle of healthcare providers.
  • Collaborate with ACEP leadership in establishing a national set of standards for FECs that could be referred to as a unified national resource for legislatures, physicians, and the medical community
  • Keep ACEP membership relevant to those who don’t practice in hospital EDs and to keep ACEP as a voice for all ED physicians, (whether they practice in hospital EDs or Freestanding ECs).

 

Section Officers & Staff

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Angela Straface, MD FACEP

Chair

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Jay Woody, MD, FACEP

Chair-Elect

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Lonnie Schwirtlich, MD

Councillor

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Heidi Knowles , MD, FACEP

Board Liaison

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David McKenzie, CAE

Staff Liaison

 

Interested in becoming an officer? Contact us.