ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Mental Health Support for Caregivers

November 24, 2020 With the pandemic intensifying and healthcare workers’ reaction to the cumulative stress of caring for numerous, and desperately ill patients, we wish to make clear that ACUTE CARE, INC. supports mental health support for caregivers. While the issue has been recognized and formally addressed admirably over the last several years, in my opinion, in Emergency […]

First In-Depth Post: Simulation in Emergency Medicine

This is the first in a series of articles that we plan to publish every other week. The goal is to go “beyond the headlines” and explore a topic that arrived in my newsfeed; one that merits a more detailed examination. I decided to start with The Role of Simulation in Training and Competency Evaluation  in […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – National Rural Hospital Association

November 20, 2020 For the next post in the ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports series, we have chosen the National Rural Hospital Association. We are proud members of this important organization, and derive considerable benefit from the information we receive and the advocacy they accomplish on behalf of our hospital partners. As an introduction, we can […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Iowa Hospital Association’s Rural Reform Proposal

November 12, 2020 This is the first in a weekly series of articles, discussing key healthcare resources and initiatives that ACUTE CARE, INC. supports. We will be explaining our rationale for that support, along with ways that you and your organization can join us in that effort. For our inaugural post, we have chosen the […]

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Physician Spotlight – Dr. Hanstein

Physician Spotlight Conrad G. Hanstein, MD was born in San Diego, attended UCLA for pre-medical studies and medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, BWI.  He completed a Family Medicine residency at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee, affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. While he believes preventive medicine is important, it […]

Physician Spotlight – Dr. Ghaffari

Physician Spotlight Dariush Ghaffari, MD joined ACUTE CARE, INC. in early 90’s, nearly 26 years ago. He has been serving as the Emergency Department Medical Director at Floyd Valley Healthcare, an ACUTE CARE, INC. partner, for nine years. He is a Board Certified Family Physician with special interest in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ghaffari is a […]

Physician Spotlight – Dr. Pretorius

Physician Spotlight Richard Pretorius, MD, MPH, is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia; did his training at University Hospitals at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; and completed a Masters in Public Health in Health Services Administration at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He […]

Physician Spotlight – Dr. Keenan

Physician Spotlight Joseph M. Keenan, MD, is a retired Professor from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine, where he was also a joint Professor in the School of Food Science and Nutrition. He has over 50 papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals, and has presented over 150 papers at national and international […]

Physician Spotlight – Dr. Dinkha

Physician Spotlight Duncan Dinkha, MD Independent Contractor with ACUTE CARE, INC. Emergency Department Medical Director and Chief of Staff at Morrison Community Hospital Born in Iraq, Dr. Dinkha completed his undergraduate studies and was among the top candidates in the country selected for matriculation to medical school. He completed his medical school training and internship […]