ACEP Statement Regarding Ascension St. John Hospital

As organizations that support emergency physicians and their patients and have advanced quality emergency care for over 50 years, we have closely followed the issues at Ascension St. John Hospital that may culminate in a strike next week. We are deeply concerned about these issues and their immediate impact on patient care, workplace safety, and physician well-being.

Due to the utmost importance of the delivery of quality emergency care to the community, we urge all parties involved to swiftly engage in good-faith negotiations. As the safety net of our healthcare system, it is critical to ensure that emergency physicians have the necessary resources to serve their patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Michigan College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians 

The Michigan College of Emergency Physicians exists for the purpose of: Advancing quality emergency medical care; Supporting the interests of Emergency Physicians and Promoting the values of Emergency Medicine. 

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education, and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million people they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit and

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