SENATE RESOLUTION 723--CONGRATULATING THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 195
(Senate - December 11, 2018)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 723--CONGRATULATING THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY 
                   PHYSICIANS ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

  Mr. REED (for himself and Mr. Cassidy) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 723

       Whereas the American College of Emergency Physicians is the 
     oldest and largest national medical specialty organization 
     representing physicians who practice emergency medicine;
       Whereas the American College of Emergency Physicians was 
     founded in 1968 in Lansing, Michigan by 8 physicians and has 
     grown to represent more than 37,000 members belonging to 53 
     chapters, including 1 chapter in each State, the Commonwealth 
     of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and the 
     Government Services Chapter that represents emergency 
     physicians employed by branches of the military and other 
     Government agencies;
       Whereas emergency physicians treat more than 141,000,000 
     patients each year;
       Whereas ``Anyone, Anything, Anytime'' is the approach of 
     emergency physicians who provide diagnosis and treatment 
     services in the health care system 24 hours a day, 7 days a 
     week, 365 days a year;
       Whereas emergency physicians are critical to the ability of 
     the United States to respond to disasters and mass casualty 
     events;
       Whereas quick thinking and smart decisions by emergency 
     physicians can save many lives every year;
       Whereas emergency physicians are leaders in defining, 
     evaluating, and improving quality emergency care, focusing on 
     individual patients while advocating for the wellness of 
     society as a whole;
       Whereas emergency medicine was recognized in 1979 by the 
     American Board of Medical Specialties as the 23rd medical 
     specialty in the United States;
       Whereas the American College of Emergency Physicians is a 
     leading continuing education source for emergency physicians 
     and a primary information resource on developments in the 
     specialty of emergency medicine; and
       Whereas the development of physicians specializing in 
     emergency care has contributed greatly to the health and 
     well-being of all the people of the United States: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the American College of Emergency 
     Physicians on its 50th anniversary;
       (2) recognizes the accomplishments and contributions 
     emergency physicians have made to advance the health care 
     system in the United States; and
       (3) reaffirms the value of emergency medicine and the vital 
     role that emergency physicians serve in ensuring the health 
     and well-being of their patients.

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