CEP America Begins Staffing Emergency Department at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 1, 2014, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill. became the latest hospital emergency department (ED) to partner with CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of acute care management solutions. This is the fifth health system in Illinois to collaborate with CEP America across acute care settings.

"We know that our community depends on our emergency department services, and long wait times compound the stress that comes with an ED visit," said Paula Carynski, President of OSF Saint Anthony. "With this in mind, our emergency department made the decision to work with CEP America because their focus on patient satisfaction is aligned with our priority of providing outstanding patient care."

A leader in acute care services management, CEP America has worked over the last thirty-five years to develop processes and initiatives to better integrate hospital departments and improve the overall patient experience. CEP America's client hospitals report a time-to-provider in the ED that is 16 minutes less than the national average. CEP America has also set a target for all their ED partners to improve a patient's time to disposition, thereby reducing the amount of time a patient spends in the ED.

About CEP America

Since its founding in 1975, CEP America has expanded to offer a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence across the acute care continuum. Over the last thirty-five years, CEP America has grown to include over 2,500 providers treating 4.2 million patients a year at over 100 facilities specializing in urgent, emergency, inpatient, and post-discharge care across nine states.

About OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is a 254-bed tertiary care facility located on a 100-acre campus near Interstate 90 and US Business 20 in Rockford, Illinois. We are a regional medical center known for providing pioneering care in our Level I Trauma Center, Cardiovascular Services, Center for Cancer Care, Illinois Neurological Institute and Women's Center.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Eric Jost 510-350-2649 joste@medamerica.com

Source: CEP America