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Freestanding Emergency Centers

The ACEP Section on Freestanding Emergency Centers provide a forum in which members of the College with special interests in Freestanding Emergency Centers, defined as independent emergency centers or satellite hospital out-patient 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

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 Leaders 

Chair - Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP
Chair-elect - John R. Dayton, MD, FACEP
Secretary / Newsletter Editor - Erin Simon, DO, FACEP 
Member at Large - Harvey Castro, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair - Richard Joe Ybarra, MD
Councilor - David C. Ernst, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councilor - Edward Shaheen, MD, FACEP

Board Liaison - Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison - David A. McKenzie, CAE

For inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, please send an e-mail to the staff liaison.

Freestanding Emergency Centers Section members may send an e-mail to all members of this section via the section e-list.

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