CEP America Begins Emergency Department Partnership with St. Joseph Health System in Humboldt County, CA

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, announces the addition of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals, part of the St. Joseph Health System, in Humboldt County, California to its growing list of hospital emergency departments throughout the U.S. CEP America was the first organization to develop and implement Rapid Medical EvaluationTM Program.

The signed contract is effective November 1, 2010 and is the latest emergency department partnership for in 2010. In addition to the EDs, CEP America will also manage and staff the Urgent Care Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph Works, an occupational health clinic.

“We’re excited to be working with the local physicians in the St. Joseph Health System’s emergency rooms and Urgent Care Clinic, as well as the broader medical community of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals,” said Ellis Weeker, MD, CEP America’s vice president for the Northern Division. “CEP America will bring management support and leadership to ensure top quality, efficient and compassionate emergency care to the entire community.”

CEP America, an emergency physician-owned partnership, will provide St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals 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 EvaluationTM (RME) program, the average time-to-provider wait at partner hospitals is 20 minutes below the national average.

St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals are part of the St. Joseph Health System headquartered in Orange, CA. St. Joseph Hospital is a 189-bed acute care hospital in Eureka, CA and has an ED volume of roughly 25,000 patients per year. Redwood Memorial Hospital is a 35-bed acute care hospital in Fortuna, CA and has an ED volume of roughly 14,000 patients per year. Together the two hospitals employ approximately 1,300 individuals in a variety of clinical and support roles and are one of the region’s largest employers.

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.



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Allison T. Whitney, 510-350-2629
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