The transition of the Summa Health’s emergency department contract generated much discussion in the emergency medicine community. ACEP Now brought you exclusive interviews in January, getting the facts and perspectives from the groups involved—Summa Emergency Associates (SEA), US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), and the Summa Health. Without revisiting the unfortunate consequences of the failed negotiation and the associated challenges and negative impact that transpired, most agree that, for a variety of reasons, the transition was far less than optimal.
Providing a forum for the discussion of important issues in emergency medicine, ACEP Now has kept its collective finger on the pulse of this situation and will update our readership with timely and relevant information as we receive it. Below is a continuation of our discussion on this very important topic. There has been a leadership change in Summa Health’s department of emergency medicine aimed at rebuilding the department’s reputation internally and with the community, and, perhaps most importantly, the reputation of the emergency medicine residency training program.