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Emergent Medical Associates Named as One of the Largest Privately Held Companies in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent Medical Associates, www.ema.us, announced today, it has been named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal's prestigious Largest, Fastest Growing Private Companies, based on revenue growth rate from 2009 – 2011. The list recognizes companies with year after year revenue and that had a significant impact in Southern California's economic growth.

The Los Angeles Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies list represents the fastest growing privately owned companies based in Los Angeles County with the largest revenue over a two-year span.

Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) is Southern California's leading emergency room physician group and also provides Hospitalist Services through its Benchmark Hospitalists division (www.benchmark.md). The company provides expert care management to 22 healthcare facilities in Southern California, and cares for over 600,000 patients annually. EMA's value proposition integrates a set of management techniques combining clinical excellence, objective performance measurement, senior on-site leadership and a true partnership approach targeted towards creating "Emergency Departments of Excellence".

"Being recognized as one of the top companies in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal is testament to over 20 years of hard work and local leadership by the entire EMA team in the communities of Los Angeles," stated James B. Edwards, CEO of EMA. "We look forward to continuing our momentum by further bolstering our position as Southern California's leading ER and Hospitalist organization."

Emergent Medical Associates ("EMA") is the leading provider of emergency, hospitalist and episodic care management services to patients, communities, physician groups and hospitals throughout California. Our hospital clients include 22 sites caring for more than 600,000 patients annually. EMA has a proven track record of success for partnering with hospitals to enhance operations, financial performance and efficiency while improving access to and the quality of care in its communities. Our highly analytical approach, objective performance measurement and team-orientation create an environment where our physicians thrive, hospitals prosper and patients leave our facilities knowing they were treated in a timely, compassionate and respectful manner.

The Emergent Medical Associates logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13893

CONTACT: Media Contact: Michelle Kane Kane Public Relations 310-699-6747 mkane@kanepr.com James B. Edwards CEO, Emergent Medical Associates 310-698-8682 jedwards@ema.us

Source:Emergent Medical Associates