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

State of the Nation: Policy for Owning and Operating a Freestanding Emergency Department

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By Kate Walker, GLS (Grad Student at Large)     Henry Higgins, MD   Two factors determine who may own and operate Free-Standing Emergency Departments. Both of these factors are determined by the State in which the Free-Standing ED is … Continued

Does the Conversion of Critical Access Hospitals into Freestanding Emergency Departments Represent a Financially Viable Way to Maintain Rural Access to Emergency Care?

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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

Integrating the Free-Standing Emergency Room as a Valued Component of the Regional EMS System

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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

Cybersecurity and the Emergency Physician

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3/9/2014 Written by: Mike Ahmadi, CISSP Keywords: Free-Standing ER, FreeStanding Emergency Center, FEC, FSED, Satellite ER, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, IT, Security, Weaponized Medical Devices, Cyber Pathogens, Terrorism, Cybersecurity Attack,  Wireless Interface, Implantable Defibrillators,  Deep Brain Stimulators, Morphine Pumps, Infusion … Continued

Imagining the Ideal Organization in Healthcare

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Written by:    Jim Murphy & Beth Boynton RN, MS   Part I: Six Attributes From: The June 2013 Harvard Business Review What would the ideal organization to work for look like in healthcare?  Just to pose the question may feel … 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

Freestanding Emergency Department Destination Policy

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History: This an example policy that may be used in your EMS system   Purpose: The purpose of this protocol is to describe the authorized procedures to be followed when selecting to transport to a Freestanding Emergency Department (FSED). As … Continued