October 20, 2023

ACEP Leads National Summit on the Boarding Crisis

UPDATE OCT. 20, 2023: A full report of the Summit's proceedings has been added online.

On September 27, ACEP organized and led a summit of stakeholders across health care to discuss the factors contributing to the boarding crisis and strategies to pursue collaborative solutions.

Participating medical societies, state and federal government leaders, hospital, nursing home, and patient group representatives came to the ACEP DC office for a candid and crucial conversation.

Aisha Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP, president-elect of ACEP, addressed the group:

“Boarding is causing widespread dysfunction and we feel it every day. It won’t happen overnight, but we are one step closer to solutions because we are coming together.”

As part of ACEPs comprehensive and ongoing advocacy campaign, we sent a letter to the President in November to outline significant concerns about the boarding crisis. We gathered more than 140 stories directly from you to highlight the urgent need for solutions, and we continue to sound the alarm with regulators, policymakers and media.

Read a full report of the Summit's proceedings. As a next step, ACEP will take the lead in continuing the conversation with Summit participants and other collaborators to drive the health care system toward meaningful and necessary change.


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