Saint Agnes Hospital Appoints New Chief of Emergency Department

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saint Agnes Hospital has named Pascal G. Crosley, D.O. as chief of the hospital's department of emergency medicine (ED). A native of Maryland and son of a Baltimore City physician, Dr. Crosley is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and also serves as vice president of practice development for CEP America, one of the nation's largest and most experienced providers of acute care management solutions and a partner to the hospital. Dr. Crosley will oversee Saint Agnes' main emergency department as well as its specialty tracks of urgent care, chest pain, pediatric and the implementation of CEP America's Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME)® process.

Adrian Long, M.D., EVP and chief medical officer for Saint Agnes Hospital commented, "At Saint Agnes we are continually improving the care and speed at which it is delivered in our ED. Last year we opened our newly expanded Chest Pain ED, which completed our major renovation and expansion project of the ED as a whole. This expansion has led to more rapid care, more advanced technology and better results. Now, with Pascal's new appointment, we will once again raise the level emergency care at Saint Agnes."

Leading one of Baltimore's busiest ED's, Dr. Crosley's responsibilities will encompass identifying areas for continually improving care, including reducing wait times, and making the discharge to home transition more smooth. Dr. Crosley will also handle staffing and physician leadership training and development.

"I'm pleased to be back in the Baltimore area and be able to use my experience and training to better serve the Saint Agnes community. The ED at Saint Agnes has made great strides in providing the very best in emergency care and I look forward to working with the team and taking our care to the next level," shared Dr. Crosley.

Dr. Crosley earned his bachelor of science from Towson University in biological sciences and a medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Crosley is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and a former Board member of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (GCEP). He previously held the position of chair of the Georgia Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (GEMPAC).

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital has provided emergency medicine and urgent care for 50-plus years. Working closely with emergency services from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County and Baltimore Washington International Airport, the hospital serves more than 80,000 patients a year.

In 1981, Saint Agnes established the first Chest Pain ED in the world. Since then, the hospital's model has been adopted worldwide as the new standard in emergency heart care. In 2012, Saint Agnes announced the expansion of its Chest Pain ED, which consumes 3,800 square feet of space and features seven patient care suites, each equipped with technology to monitor urgent care patients who are experiencing chest pain, as well as those that may require life-saving rapid response treatment.

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 1,800 providers treating 4.1 million patients a year at over 100 facilities specializing in urgent, emergency, inpatient, and post-discharge care across nine states.

About Saint Agnes Hospital

Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 296-bed hospital currently completing a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital's key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services.

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

Source: CEP America