About Us


ACUTE CARE, INC., is a full-service Emergency Medicine physician group that provides the necessary resources to develop and maintain a competitive, clinically sophisticated, quality-oriented and compassionate Emergency Department practice at all of our partner facilities.

Founded in 1989, ACUTE CARE, INC., is owned and managed by board-certified emergency physician Mark C. Menadue, DO, JD, FACEP, FCLM. With the corporate offices in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, ACUTE CARE, INC., currently provides services to more than 60 hospitals throughout the United States.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple, and it’s all about you. We’ve discovered that the key to cost-effective emergency medical services is having experienced, mature, career-oriented emergency physicians practicing in an incentive-based system under effective leadership with state-of-the-art administrative, operational, marketing support, systems and training.

Our Mission Statement

To provide quality practice management services in partnership with exceptional physicians and healthcare facilities.

Our Services

ACUTE CARE, INC. provides hospital staffing services, strategically placing qualified physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and locum tenens while ensuring patient and physician satisfaction.

Our Values

We strive to seek and instill the following values in each of our partner facilities:

  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Excellence

Capability Statement

With our history of stellar growth within our region, we are fully capable of achieving successful partnerships within new states and territories. Our specific niche in rural, non-urban Emergency Departments enables our organization to seek out facilities that specifically match our marketing scheme. In recruiting physicians to any of our affiliated hospitals, we have a unique advantage over the competition in marketing the specific practice size. Our group practice has a reputation throughout the Midwest as an equitable provider of Emergency Department physician staffing to low- to moderate-volume hospitals.