SAN DIEGO — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was elected President-elect during the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. He was elected by ACEP’s Council to serve a 1-year term and will assume ACEP’s presidency at next year’s meeting in Denver.
“The past 5 years have brought significant changes in health policy, market consolidation and the role of social media to emergency medicine,” said Dr. Jaquis. “Emergency physicians must address critical issues, such as prudent layperson and fair coverage, or it will lead to broad-based changes that harm access to care for millions of emergency patients.”
Dr. Jaquis currently serves as senior vice president of Envision Health’s east Florida division. He is also an emergency physician at Aventura Medical Center in Aventura, Fla. He was voted to ACEP’s Board in 2012 and 2015. Dr. Jaquis previously served as the organization’s vice president. Prior to that, he served as a member of the organization’s Maryland Chapter for 16 years, including a term as president.
Dr. Jaquis earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Case Western - Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland.
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
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