Westlake Hospital Becomes Latest Chicago Area Facility to Partner with CEP America

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CEP America, one of the nation’s largest, independent providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, began a new partnership with Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, IL on August 1, 2011. The seventh facility in the Chicago area staffed by CEP America physicians, Westlake joins nearly 80 hospital emergency departments already working with CEP America, treating 3.5 million patients annually.

“Knowing of CEP America’s success with other Chicago-area hospitals, we are excited for the opportunity to work with them as well,” said William A. Brown, FACHE, Westlake Hospital Interim CEO. “CEP America’s expertise and proven experience will help Westlake address ongoing challenges facing the ED.”

CEP America, an independent emergency physician-owned partnership, offers a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence. Working with Westlake Hospital, CEP America will offer provider staffing solutions, work towards improving the turnaround time to discharge, and reduce a patient’s time-to-provider. Other sites that have utilized CEP America’s Rapid Medical Evaluation® (RME) program have, on average, seen their time-to-provider wait drop to 20 minutes below the national average.

Part of Vanguard Health Systems, the 225-bed facility serves the Western suburbs of Chicago and employs over 900 individuals, including 306 practicing physicians. The ED serves nearly 19,800 patients a year and is recognized as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the Federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program.

For more information about CEP America, please visit www.cepamerica.com.


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