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.
- 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
Jay Woody, MD, FACEP
Lonnie Schwirtlich, MD
Heidi Knowles , MD, FACEP
David McKenzie, CAE