Access to Care Coalition Highlights the Importance of Maintaining Physician-Led Team-Based Health Care

  • 29 July 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 254
Access to Care Coalition Highlights the Importance of Maintaining Physician-Led Team-Based Health Care

Last month, the Access to Care Coalition launched a campaign to highlight the importance of ensuring doctors are directing and involved in health care decisions. Through digital ads, as well as a relaunch of its website and social media, the campaign will emphasize the importance of a strong doctor-patient relationship, outline the benefits of team-based care, and shine a light on the value of physician collaboration and supervision of non-physician members of the team. NJ-ACEP is a proud member of the Coalition and encourages all of our members to visit the website and follow the Coalition on Facebook and Instagram.

NJ-ACEP Welcomes New Leadership

  • 1 July 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 1446

NJ-ACEP welcomes new leadership which includes the following:

President: Patrick Hinfey, MD, FACEP

President-Elect: Michael Ruzek, DO, FACEP

Secretary: Jessica Maye, DO, FACEP

Treasurer: Tanisha Arora, MD, FACEP

Immediate Past President: Jenice Baker, MD, FACEP

    click READ MORE for a full list of the Board of Directors

2022 Annual Residents Competition

  • 16 May 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 668
2022 Annual Residents Competition

NJ-ACEP is holding its Annual Residents Competition on September 7th in conjunction with the NJ-ACEP 2022 Scientific Assembly to be held in Somerset, NJ.


send presentation to info@njacep.org 

Submit lecture on topic of choice in powerpoint format. Presentation should be no longer than fifteen minutes maximum. Presentations will be judged by a panel of NJ-ACEP leaders. Winner to receive monetary award and trophy to be displayed at their program for one year.

Deadline for submissions: August 19, 2022

past winners include:

2019 - Kyrillos Attaalla - Rutgers NJMS

2020 - Shelley Bakardjiev, MD - Morristown Medical Center

2021 - Rebecca Dupree, DO - Community Medical Center


NJ-ACEP Bylaws Revisions

  • 18 March 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 525

The Chapter has worked closely with the ACEP Bylaws Committee to revise our bylaws in accordance with ACEP's recommendations.  The majority of the changes found are formatting and grammatical, but the following procedural changes are also included: 

  1. Identifying rights of Candidate members, Article III (3)
  2. Adding Cancellation/Limitation of Member Rights and Privileges, Article III (5)
  3. Adding Remote Communication Technology wording, Article V (5) and Article VI (9)
  4. Outlining the Nomination and Election procedures for the Board of Directors, Article VI (4A) (4B)
  5. Outlining succession of Officers, Article VII (1) and the Nomination and Election procedure, Article VII (2)
  6. Identifying how to break a tie vote for the Board of Directors, Article VII (3)
  7. Removing the Alternate Councillor limit to equal the number of Councillors, Article VIII (3)
  8.  Creating Executive and Nominating Committees, Article IX

You can find the marked up version here and the final version here.  The acceptance of these changes are included on the 2022 ballot sent to the regular membership on March 18.  The ballot will close on May 18. 

Know When to Go to the Emergency Department for COVID Concerns

Emergency Physicians Clarify Whether to Manage COVID at Home or Seek Emergency Care

  • 11 January 2022
  • Author: Lauren Myers
  • Number of views: 699
Know When to Go to the Emergency Department for COVID Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many emergency departments are at capacity due to high COVID case counts, staffing challenges and increasing demand for testing. The Omicron variant is extremely contagious and that makes it important for everyone to get vaccinated and know when to go to the emergency department for COVID concerns, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

“Emergency departments in many communities are stretching to their limits,” said Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “You can be sure that an emergency physician is ready to care for anyone who needs immediate medical attention. Whether it’s COVID-related or not, do not ignore the signs of an emergency. But, for those seeking routine COVID tests, it may be more efficient to visit a testing site or take a test at home.”

Emergency physicians continue to voice concerns about capacity issues and resource constraints. One way to ease the strain on health systems is to recognize when to treat a potential case of COVID-19 at home, and when to seek emergency care. “Fortunately for those who are vaccinated, many of the symptoms that distinguish the Omicron variant appear to be mild and can be monitored and managed at home,” said Dr. Schmitz.