CEP America Begins Staffing Inpatient Departments at Palomar Health and Madera Community Hospital

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CEP America, one of the nation's leading providers of hospital-based physician management solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnerships with Palomar Health and Madera Community Hospital in California. After successfully staffing their emergency departments (EDs), CEP America will begin managing the inpatient departments at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Pomerado Hospital in Poway in San Diego County and Madera Community Hospital in Madera on April 1.

"We are excited to bring the same level of care to the hospitals' inpatient departments that we have to their EDs," said Mark Talavera, MD, Vice President, Hospital Medicine. "With CEP America staffing multiple departments at Palomar Health and Madera, providers and patients alike can expect enhanced ED-hospitalist integration and improved patient throughput."

Founded in 1975, CEP America provides hospitals with the clinical, staffing and management expertise necessary to improve clinical quality, efficiency and service across the acute care continuum. The CEP America - Hospital Medicine service line was founded in 2000 to address the inpatient management needs of hospitals. Managing all aspects of an inpatient practice, CEP America hospitalists align the goals of their client hospital, ensuring high-quality, cost effective inpatient care.

About Palomar Health

Palomar Health, formerly Palomar Pomerado Health, is California's largest by area public health care district and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County, where it operates several facilities, including the new Palomar Medical Center (opened in August 2012) and Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway. A Magnet® recognized health-care system, Palomar Health is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors and its primary service area of Inland North San Diego County has more than 500,000 residents.

About Madera Community Hospital

Madera Community Hospital (MCH) is the only adult acute care hospital in Madera County and serves over 12,000 patients a month. MCH offers care and services through their Emergency, Surgery, ICU, Medical Surgical, Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Departments, Madera, Chowchilla and Specialty Clinics, and Home Health Agency.

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

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

Source: CEP America