This is a recent article about the bright future of FECs by Richard Romero.
Michael J. Sarabia, MD, FACEP Affiliations: Councillor, Section for Freestanding Emergency Centers, American College of Emergency Physicians Attending, CHI Baylor/St. Luke’s Healthcare System, with its hospital-owned FECs, Houston, Texas, USA Medical Director, PhysiciansER, Houston, Texas, USA Board Member and Secretary, … Continued
Henry Higgins, MD Introduction Many new forms of healthcare facilities and office settings have developed over the past 20 years. No facility has caused more confusion than the Freestanding Emergency Center (FEC). Most-lay people are familiar with the concept … Continued
Written by: Henry Higgins, MD Institutions, physicians and corporations have often built their Freestanding Emergency Centers (FEC) without discussing the FEC’s role with local EMS. This has forced many EMS agencies to adapt to the FECs in various ways. … Continued
Written by: John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Henry Higgins, MD Introduction When compared to urban centers, rural communities struggle with increased health problems, lower average income, and … Continued
Objective This guide is intended to describe a new healthcare delivery facility called the “Free-Standing ER”. Free-Standing ERs are so new that they have many different names including: Satellite ERs, Freestanding Emergency Centers, FECs, FSEDs, and remote ERs. The name … Continued
Written by: Michael S. Wallace, BSHS, CCPM Incorporating a free-standing emergency room into any community is challenging. Effects to local hospitals, urgent cares, physician offices and their referral patterns must be considered. Comparatively, integrating a stand-alone facility, as … Continued
Written by: George Schroeder MD, MS, FACEP, FAAUCM Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine UCF College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida Pathophysiology Scombroid ichthyotoxicosis or Scombroid fish poisoning … Continued