William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was elected President-Elect during ACEP’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. He was elected by ACEP’s Council to serve a 1-year term and will assume ACEP’s presidency at next year’s meeting in Denver, Colorado.
“The past 5 years have brought significant changes in health policy, market consolidation, and the role of social media to emergency medicine,” said Dr. Jaquis. “Failure to address issues such as prudent layperson and fair coverage will lead to broad-based changes to access to care for millions of emergency patients.”
Dr. Jaquis currently serves as the senior vice president of Envision Health’s East Florida Division. He’s also an attending physician at Aventura Medical Center in Aventura, Florida. He was voted to ACEP’s Board in 2012 and 2015. Dr. Jaquis has previously served as the organization’s Vice-President. Prior to that, he served as an active member of the Maryland ACEP Chapter for 16 years, including a term as President.