North Fresno Emergency Physicians Medical Group to Join CEP America

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CEP America and North Fresno Emergency Physicians Medical Group (NFEPMG) have announced physicians from NFEPMG will become Partners in CEP America, one of the nation's leading providers of hospital-based physician management solutions. The new partnership will bring enhanced services to Saint Agnes Medical Center's Emergency Department.

As CEP America Partners, NFEPMG physicians receive the support and resources of a network of more than 2,500 providers nationally. A seamless transition will take place on November 15, 2013.

"We're excited to welcome North Fresno Emergency Physicians Medical Group to the CEP America Partnership," said Tom Lukaszczyk, MD, CEP America vice president. "CEP America looks forward to working alongside physicians from NFEPMG to continue to provide top quality, efficient and compassionate emergency care to the entire Fresno community."

CEP America, an independent physician‐owned partnership, offers a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence across the acute care continuum. Since its founding in 1975, CEP America has grown to include over 2,500 providers treating 4.1 million patients a year across nine states working in urgent, emergency, inpatient, and post-discharge settings.

Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Agnes Medical Center has built its 84-year healing legacy on caring for Central California residents with the highest level of compassion and quality. The 436-bed acute care hospital is well-respected for its clinical and service excellence and has been selected by consumers as the region's Consumer Choice Award Winner for 18 consecutive years. Saint Agnes is a member of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery systems in the United States.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Eric Jost 510-350-2649

Source: CEP America