CEP America Expands Hospital Medicine Service Line to Illinois

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CEP America, one of the nation's leading providers of hospital-based physician management solutions, is excited to announce the expansion of its partnership with Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. After successfully staffing Memorial's emergency department (ED) since 2012, hospital administrators selected CEP America to manage the inpatient department beginning April 1. This marks CEP America's first hospitalist contract in Illinois.

"We are excited to bring the same level of care to the hospital's inpatient department that we have to its ED," said Matthew Stilson, MD, Regional Director and Vice President of Practice Development. "With CEP America staffing multiple departments at Memorial Hospital, providers and patients alike can expect enhanced ED-hospitalist integration and improved patient throughput."

Since first partnering with CEP America, Memorial Hospital's ED has seen its time to provider drop from 86 minutes to 11 minutes while admissions to the hospital from the ED have risen significantly. Recently, Savoy Brummer, MD, CEP America's ED Medical Director at Memorial Hospital, received the ED Medical Director of the Year Award from Blue Jay Consulting, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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. Hospitals that partner with CEP America to staff both the ED and inpatient department report an average length of stay of just three days while seeing an overall increase in patient volume.

About Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital is a 316-bed acute care facility serving the eastern suburbs of St. Louis since 1958. Recognized with MAGNET status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Memorial Hospital is committed to excellent patient outcomes and care coordination. The recently renovated ED utilizes the latest in healthcare technology, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and is renowned for its expertise in pediatric care.

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 4.5 million patients a year at over 100 facilities specializing in urgent, emergency, inpatient, and post-discharge care across nine states.

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

Source: CEP America