How Do You Compare? Performance Benchmarks for Academic Medical Center Emergency Department Operations (AAAEM Sponsored)

  • James J. Scheulen, PA, MBA

    Jim Scheulen is the Chief Administrative Officer for Emergency Medicine and Capacity Management for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is responsible for the operations of the 5 Johns Hopkins Health System Emergency Departments which together manage nearly 300,000 patient visits per year. Mr. Scheulen is considered to be an expert in hospital and emergency department operations and is a leader in applying system engineering concepts to health care management.

    Mr. Scheulen is active in the leadership of pre-hospital EMS and Emergency Preparedness for Hopkins and the State of Maryland and was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board, which oversees the operation of all EMS activity in the state

    Mr. Scheulen has over 30 peer reviewed publications on topics including: care of the burn patient, Emergency Department operations and crowding, disaster preparedness and, most recently, the use of simulation modeling in designing emergency departments and in hospital and emergency department operations.
  • MAXWELL_Steve4x5 - Steve Maxwell

    Steve Maxwell, MSM


    University of Michigan

    It is with great enthusiasm that I express my strong interest for the AAAEM Executive Committee role. My emergency medicine experience includes the last seven years as chief department administrator at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining emergency medicine, I held roles as the administrator for general surgery and the director of finance for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, both at the University of Michigan. Other health care experiences prior to joining the University of Michigan include the director of finance at an integrated system in southeast Michigan, and other finance roles at hospitals in San Antonio, Texas and Panama City, Florida. I began my career in banking in the early 90s while living in Washington, DC.

    My bachelor's degree is from Michigan State University and I have a master's degree in finance from Troy University. My volunteer experience with AAAEM includes the last six years participating on the benchmark committee. I have utilized this opportunity to focus on the research side of the survey and have been fortunate to be able to present some of the research finding on behalf of the committee to the AAAEM conference as well as at the SAEM Annual Meeting.

    For the last three years I have also participated on the strategic planning committee and helped in developing the survey that was distributed earlier this year.

    I have gained much from my participation with AAAEM and have found great value in using the data from our survey to influence decisions at my home institution. I believe that joining the board would provide an additional avenue for engagement and an opportunity to engage in some areas of the specialty that I find interesting.

    I am excited to submit this letter and to be considered for this board. I have gained greatly from the society and appreciate the opportunity to continue contributing to an organization that has provided so much value to me. I look forward to a continued partnership with the other members and sharing how my passions, skills, and experiences can contribute to the AAAEM leadership team. I appreciate the opportunity to be considered for this important role.
  • Gregory Archual, MBA

  • Gregory Volturo, MD