The Critical Impact of Critical Access Hospitals in Rural America

It’s estimated that 57 million people—or roughly one in five Americans—live in a rural area*. Despite a lack of proximity to a large hospital or health system, this population can still receive quality care from healthcare workers who proudly serve their communities. While often tasked with doing more with less, clinical professionals in rural areas understand that the impact of critical access hospitals extends beyond delivering care but has a more significant impact on the community as a whole.

COVID Impact on Sepsis Initiatives

Hello, team!  As we recognize Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September, I have a few thoughts to share with the team. First, thank you for the care that you provide to every patient, every day. You are on the front lines fulfilling APP’s mission to provide safe, efficient, and compassionate patient care, and your time, expertise, and sacrifice do not go unnoticed.

A Look Back at My Six-Decade Career in Emergency Medicine

By Dr. Raymond McLane | May 12, 2021

After his six-decade career in Emergency Medicine, Dr. McLane retired April 2021 from American Physician Partners and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

A Closer Look: Insight into Life as an Emergency Department Medical Director at APP

By Jade Hornbuckle | May 6, 2021

We’ve all seen images from the media of an emergency department (ED) setting—fast-paced environments with physicians ready to attend to an injury, no matter how minor or severe, at a moment’s notice. But have you ever wondered who leads the ED physician and APC team?

Herd Immunity and Return to 'Normalcy'

Herd Immunity is the state when enough of a population is immune to a disease that the disease is less likely to be spread person to person. One may become immune via natural infection or vaccination or both.

Video: Managing the Emergency Department in a Pandemic

By American Physician Partners | February 3, 2021

American Physician Partners Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Briningstool recently addressed APP's response to managing its Emergency Department contracts through the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Briningstool highlighted keys to success including strong leadership on the ground, innovative solutions to care, and partnering with our hospitals to safely bring patients back to the ED.

Discover Why Our Culture Makes APP a Great Place for Physicians

By Jade Hornbuckle | December 18, 2020

At American Physician Partners, we take tremendous pride in fostering a culture that allows physicians to succeed. In this video, several of our physicians from multiple Ballad Health hospitals describe why they enjoy working at APP.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Greetings from the Northern Region. As I write this, it is the day after Labor Day, and fall has already begun here in Michigan. This is my annual reflection for September Sepsis Awareness Month, and as your Champions for Sepsis Chair, I would like to share a few thoughts. The year 2020 has been—and remains—a very challenging one for sepsis given the pandemic and the oncoming influenza season, from the temporary suspension of mandatory CMS reporting to the clinical complexity of treating a new viral sepsis with Sars CoV 2. Now is the time for us to evaluate the current status of each of our sepsis programs and identify what we can do as front-line providers and leaders to adjust and improve our programs in this ever-changing environment.

4 Ways a Hospital Emergency Department Can Set Itself Up for Success

By American Physician Partners | July 21, 2020

Download our whitepaper to learn how to improve the front end, middle, and back end of the Emergency Department and drastically increase performance

American Physician Partners’ Dr. Tony Briningstool Appears on High Stakes Podcast

By Jade Hornbuckle | June 5, 2020


American Physician Partners’ Dr. Tony Briningstool appeared on a recent Jarrard Inc. podcast to discuss supporting clinical staff and building teams to reduce the problem of burnout and moral injury among physicians.