The American College of Emergency Physicians announced that John Rogers, MD, FACEP, of Macon, Ga., was named president-elect during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He was elected by ACEP’s council to serve a one-year term and will assume ACEP’s presidency at next year’s meeting in San Diego.
“Significant changes are occurring in our nation’s health care system, and emergency medicine will continue to play a vital role,” Rogers stated in a press release. “Emergency physicians are the only ones available 24/7 – no appointment necessary. Protecting people’s access to emergency care and making sure that people have fair insurance coverage for emergency care are two of my priorities.”
For the past year, Rogers has served as chairman of ACEP’s board of directors. He is co-emergency department medical director at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, Ga. He has served as chairman of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, president of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia and president of his hospital medical staff.
Rogers was first elected to Dallas-based ACEP’s board in 2011.
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education.