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.