University of Michigan
I am an emergency medicine physician at the University of Michigan Health System and routinely staff the adult Emergency Department (ED) and the Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3). Over the past ten years I have served in a number of administrative leadership, process improvement and healthcare facility design roles at the department and institutional levels. More recently my work has focused on the intersection between emergency and critical care medicine and how to optimize this interface for seamless, timely, aggressive critical care delivery in challenging environments.
In this context, I was a key member of the initial scoping, planning and design team for the first and largest ED-based critical care unit in the country, the University of Michigan’s Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3). The design followed a two-year lean and evidenced based process resulting in the development of a novel unit capable of deploying flexible resources and strategies to respond to potential surges in critically ill patients arriving in the ED. Additionally, as the Associate Service Chief for the Department of Emergency Medicine, I possess extensive experience in large traditional emergency department operations and quality improvement.
The majority of my scholarly contributions have focused on innovative approaches to multidisciplinary process and quality improvement impacting patient care, resource utilization, outcomes and the overall patient experience. I have led many multidisciplinary teams across the ambulatory care, inpatient and critical care environments to develop unique coordinated care pathways to improve and streamline the management and outcomes of patients across the emergency critical care spectrum.Much of this work has been in the context of leveraging the novel emergency department based intensive care unit model to break down traditional silos of geographic based care and create a system that can provide the right care to the right patient at the right time across the continuum of these disease processes. As one of the leaders in creating, designing and implementing the first functioning emergency critical care center in the United States and its associated novel acute care model, I have been recognized as a national expert in emergency critical care delivery and been invited to consult and lecture around the world as well as serve on many national and international task forces.
Based on my unique training and experience in emergency department operations, critical care delivery and evidence-based design, I understand the complex interaction between unscheduled patient arrival, managing critical illness, optimal design to facilitate effective care and throughput limitations.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM