CEP America Begins Managing ED at NorthCrest Medical Center in Tennessee

Starting on November 13, 2014, CEP America, one of the nation’s largest providers of acute care management solutions, will begin managing and staffing the emergency department at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tenn. NorthCrest is the first health system in the state of Tennessee to collaborate with CEP America.

“As the need to find a new group with which to partner, CEP America became the obvious choice,” said Randy Davis, President and CEO of NorthCrest Medical Center. “In CEP America, we found an organization that shares our commitment to delivering the highest quality care that our patients deserve.”

A leader in acute care services management, CEP America has developed processes and initiatives to better integrate hospital departments and improve the overall patient experience. CEP America’s client hospitals frequently report an average time-to-provider that is significantly lower than the national average. The organization 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 NorthCrest Medical Center

NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

NorthCrest Medical Center is recognized as an “A” Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Joint Commission recently recognized NorthCrest for the third consecutive year as a top performer on key quality measures concerning the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care and has awarded NorthCrest with advanced certification for primary stroke centers. NorthCrest has also been named an exemplar hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
For more information about physicians and services offered by NorthCrest Medical Center, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 or visit them at www.northcrest.com.
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