William Jaquis, MD, FACEP (Maryland)
Current Professional Positions: Chief, integrated services, LifeBridge Health (emergency medicine, radiology), Baltimore; chief, emergency services, LifeBridge Health; regional medical director, EmCare
Internships and Residency: Emergency medicine residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland
Medical Degree: MD, Medical College of Ohio (1989)
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 08 – August 2017
The past five years have brought significant change in health policy, market consolidation, and the role of social media to emergency medicine. The role of the President has changed to meet those needs in two major areas. First, responding promptly to issues that would dramatically alter care is paramount, and teams led by the Presidents have adjusted accordingly. Failure to address prudent layperson and fair coverage issues would otherwise lead to broad-based changes to access to care. Second, many of the current issues occur at a state level, and the presidency has needed to assist those states with national resources to mitigate state-based regulatory and legislative challenges.
“Responding promptly to issues that would dramatically alter care is paramount, and teams led by the Presidents have adjusted accordingly. Failure to address prudent layperson and fair coverage issues would otherwise lead to broad-based changes to access to care.” —William Jaquis, MD, FACEP
My 25 years of EM experience has been clinical and in leadership. At the local level, leading four different departments in two states has advanced my ability to listen, learn, and move forward to outcomes. At the national level, my broad-based experience in ACEP’s many committees, sections, and task forces has engaged a wide range of members, and I have both learned from them and established relationships that will assist me in the presidency. My learning has also been formal as I work through a degree in health care quality and safety. Listening and learning are the tools that will help me regardless of what the needs are.
As President, my initiatives are those of the members, expressed individually, through the Chapters, and through the Council. My experience through both the departments locally and my work with ACEP leaves me with a good understanding of which key areas of emergency medicine need to be addressed. My ability to engage the many experts I have met and to develop new thought leaders will help me with new challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as your President.
John J. Rogers, MD, CPE, FACEP (Georgia)
Current Professional Positions: Co-emergency department medical director, Coliseum Northside
Hospital, Macon, Georgia; staff ED physician, multiple locations throughout Georgia
Internships and Residency: Internship, Department of Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City; residency,
Department of Surgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia (now Mercer University), Macon
Medical Degree: MD, University of Iowa (1978)
The President’s primary duty is to speak for the College. The other main responsibility is to organize the work of our committees and appoint a task force when needed. It has been so since the founding of the College. What has changed, especially recently, is the scope of these duties.