Our Story

STATUS has been physician owned and operated since 1989.

Physicians Recruiting Physicians

In 1984, Dr. Robert Devrnja, founder and CEO of ERx, and its predecessor EMSTAT, began providing emergency medicine services to communities throughout the country. Since then, ERx has grown to include hospitalist and advanced practice clinician services while raising the standard of care. Achieving outstanding patient satisfaction has been ERx’s passion and experience.

In 1989, Dr. Mark Menadue, President and CEO of ACUTE CARE INC., started providing emergency physician services to rural and community hospitals. Today, ACUTE CARE, INC. provides services including emergency physician management, locum tenens, hospitalists, advanced practice clinicians, and a range of value-added services while providing patient and physician satisfaction.

STATUS was formed in 2022 by the merging of ACUTE CARE, INC., and ERx into a physician owned organization with a nationwide presence. Drs. Devrnja and Menadue realized that combining their resources and 70 years of healthcare experience would create an even more capable and efficient organization to better achieve our shared mission: To provide excellence in healthcare through partnership with physicians and healthcare facilities.