Emergency Medicine Council

The Emergency Department is the key access point for the uninsured, underinsured, and the mentally ill; more than 28% of all acute care visits occur in the ED. While the ED is thus a critical element of our current healthcare system, it also provides a window into the most broken aspects of both that healthcare system and our communities. We envision a transformed system in which the ED is a valued asset to the community, as a key component of a healthcare system that provides appropriate care, and that puts both individual and population health ahead of profits.