CEP America Begins Emergency Department Partnership with San Joaquin Community Hospital

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, has announced the addition of San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) in Bakersfield, CA to its growing list of hospital emergency departments throughout the United States.

Effective January 4, 2011, this is CEP America’s first new emergency department contract in 2011.

“We’re excited to be working with the local physicians in the San Joaquin Community Hospital Emergency Room and the medical community of Bakersfield,” said Dan Culhane, MD, the CEP America Divisional Vice President for the Central Division. “CEP America will bring the management support and leadership needed to provide top quality, efficient and compassionate emergency care to the entire community.”

CEP America, an emergency physician-owned partnership, will provide San Joaquin Community Hospital with a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence. Utilizing CEP America’s proprietary Rapid Medical Evaluation® (RME) program, the average time-to-provider for our more than 3 million patients seen each year is 20 minutes below the national average.

San Joaquin Community Hospital, a member of the Adventist Health System, is a 255-bed acute care hospital in Bakersfield, CA and has an ED volume of roughly 59,000 patients per year. SJCH offers the county’s first Nationally Certified Stroke Center and Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center under one roof; a full-treatment Grossman Burn Center, The Wellness Center, an award-winning Maternity Care Center with NICU services; and Bariatric Solutions, a weight-loss center. For 100 years, SJCH has been committed to providing inspired health care to the Bakersfield community.

About CEP America

Founded in 1975, CEP America is the national leader in developing and implementing emergency department programs that excel in quality, service, and operational excellence. A physician-owned democratic partnership, CEP America is a premier provider of physician staffing, management, and consulting services for nearly 70 Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care Practices in seven states across the nation. For more information visit www.cepamerica.com.


CEP America
Allison Whitney, 510-350-2629
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals