Vituity and ACEP: A Rich History of Innovation
Vituity has been a leader in emergency medicine since both the specialty and our organization were founded in the 1970s. Our commitment to transforming healthcare started with our innovations in the emergency room and has continued through our close connection with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Vituity Partners have played leading roles in ACEP, including two national Presidents, more than twenty state chapter Presidents, and leadership roles on several committees and sections.
Creating a Path for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Since 2012, Vituity has hosted the Executive Leadership Diversity Summit at the ACEP Scientific Assembly. Created by Wesley Curry, MD, FACEP, and Savoy Brummer, MD, FACEP, the Summit provides a networking opportunity to celebrate the growing diversity in the field of emergency medicines. The networking provided at this event helped generate interest in creating a formal ACEP section, and the Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity section launched in 2018.
We continue to partner with ACEP each year on the Executive Leadership Diversity Summit and the Annual Dr. Wes Curry Emergency Medicine Diversity Leadership Honor.
Advancing Emergency Medicine
Vituity physicians partner closely with ACEP to advocate on state and national levels for policies that better serve patients in the emergency department This includes participation in formal state and national Congressional visits, and supporting legislation that drives patient access to emergency care.
Vituity clinicians have received a number of awards from ACEP, its sections, and its partner organizations honoring outstanding achievements in emergency medicine leadership Recent awards include:
- ACEP Community Emergency Medicine Excellence Award – Mike McGee, MD, MPH
- AAWEP Outstanding Emergency Department Director Award – Diana Goodwine, MD
- AFSP/ACEP Innovation in Acute Care Suicide Prevention Award – Emergency Psychiatric Intervention team
- ACEP Community Emergency Medicine Excellence Award – Adnan Hussain, MD
- AAWEP Outstanding Emergency Department Director Award – Nicole Braxley, MD