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The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Shares Suggestions to Alleviate Health System Strain as Omicron Surges

January 14, 2022

The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Shares Suggestions to Alleviate Health System Strain as Omicron Surges Downers Grove, IL —Emergency departments in Illinois are filling with patients who have COVID-19 and other medical emergencies. Seeking routine COVID-19 tests at a testing site and managing mild to moderate illnesses at home can help make sure patients can […]

ICEP’s Dr. Monika Pitzele featured in the Chicago Tribune

January 11, 2022

Op-ed: Billing insurance for rape kits isn’t just a money issue. It’s a safety issue for survivors. Read the full article from the Chicago Tribune here. Don’t pay for Chicago Tribune? Check out the pdf here.

Know When to Go to the Emergency Department for COVID Concerns

January 10, 2022

While we all know that ED crowding is more about boarding, having patients presenting in large numbers to get tested is adding to the work overload at this time. ACEP has created a press release to try to address this. Read the full article here.

ICEP Call for Nominations!

January 5, 2022

It’s time for ICEP members to nominate themselves or colleagues for election to the ICEP Board of Directors or for councillor.  There will be four members elected to the ICEP Board this year. The Board term is three years and members may serve up to two consecutive terms. Elections will take place electronically with ballots […]

ICEP member Derek J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP named one of Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Black Leaders and Executives

December 15, 2021

Congratulations to ICEP member Derek J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, who has been named one of Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Black Leaders and Executives. Derek J. Robinson is in charge of all aspects of care management, including clinical leadership and oversight. He is the founding chair of the Health Equity Steering Committee, which sets […]

Tell Congress to Stop the 2022 Medicare Cuts

December 7, 2021

It’s Down to the Wire: Tell Congress to Stop the 2022 Medicare Cuts We need your help to urge Congress to take action on the pending and drastic ten percent Medicare cuts coming in January 2022. Emergency physicians will face this cut through a combination of reductions due to sequestration and Medicare’s “budget neutrality” requirement […]

White House Appoints ICEP member Garth Walker for Class of White House Fellows

October 21, 2021

ICEP member Garth Walker, MD, has been named White House Fellow, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services. He is an emergency physician at Jesse Brown VA Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University.  In 2020, Dr. Walker was one of the featured speakers at the ICEP […]

Executive Order 2021-20 Face Covering and Vaccination Requirements

August 27, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health released a statement on Thursday, August 26th regarding face covers in Illinois. Please click here to read about it.

ACEP Update

August 17, 2021

Featured News Senate Passes Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act ACEP is pleased to announce that early Friday morning, the Senate approved S. 610, the “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.” This comes on the heels of hundreds of ACEP members joining together to lobby for this legislation during last month’s […]

Training in Opioid Use Disorder for Emergency Departments

July 14, 2021

October 13 – December 8, 2021 Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST Click here to register and learn more. ECHO is a model used to provide advanced training using video conference technology. This training is funded by a study that is working to improve the treatment of opioid use disorder in Southern […]

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