Freestanding Emergency Centers Improve Access and Satisfaction for Patients, and Lessen Burnout for the Physicians Who Treat Them

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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

The Role of Freestanding Emergency Centers (FEC) in Local EMS Systems

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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

Physician Ownership of Healthcare Facilities

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Written By:   Keith Smith MD Congratulations to Dr. Higgins and his colleagues on the launch of their website and Journal. Prior to launching our website, we knew that outpatient surgery centers in general (and ours in particular) provided higher quality … Continued

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Owning a Free-Standing Emergency Room

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Objective The objective of this guide is to briefly outline steps and resources required for opening a Free-Standing Emergency Room. This new facility type has many different names such as Satellite ER, Free-Standing Emergency Department, Free-Standing Center, Freestanding Emergency Facility, … Continued

From Site Selection to Go-Live: Tips for Free-Standing ER Owners

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3/9/2014  By Freda Oberholzer Keywords: Free-Standing ER, FreeStanding Emergency Center, FEC, FSED, Satellite ER, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, IT,  Wireless Interface, Site selection, Site planning, Financial planning, Site location, Ghant sheet, Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Contractor, Ground up, Renovation, Physician Ownership … Continued