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Infirmary Health emergency physician elected to American College of Emergency Physicians Vice Speaker role

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  • Written By: Hannah Peterson

Mobile, Ala. – Melissa W. Costello, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS, emergency physician with Baldwin Emergency Physicians, an affiliate of Infirmary Health, was recently elected to serve as the vice-speaker of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Council. Dr. Costello was elected to this position by her peers within the ACEP, which is the largest representative of emergency physicians in the United States with over 38,000 members.

“It is an honor to be elected by my colleagues from around the country to lead the American College of Emergency Physicians Council as Vice-Speaker for the next two years,” remarked Dr. Costello. “It is particularly special that I get to serve alongside my mentor and friend Speaker Kelly Gray-Eurom, M.D., MMM, FACEP of Florida, as two women lead the Council for the first time in our organization’s 51 year history.”

Founded in 1968 by a small group of physicians who shared a commitment to improving the quality of emergency care, ACEP educates and trains physicians in emergency medicine to provide quality emergency care in hospitals across the United States. Dr. Costello will serve in the vice speaker role for the next two years and will represent physicians from all 50 states.

“We are proud to have Dr. Costello and her peers as part of the team at Infirmary Health,” said Joe Stough, EVP Chief Operating Officer of Infirmary Health. “Physicians like Dr. Costello who work within their profession and alongside hospital leadership to improve quality of care help make our hospitals and emergency departments the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare along the Gulf Coast.”

Dr. Costello and her peers at Baldwin Emergency Physicians are the primary emergency physicians to serve Infirmary Health’s five emergency departments, including its freestanding emergency departments in Malbis and Saraland.