CEP America has partnered with three California healthcare providers, The Sierra View Medical Center, Neighborhood Healthcare in Escondido, Calif., and the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, to deliver a wide range of medical services for their patients beginning in March 2016.
“At CEP America, we are an integrated team of physicians providing care across the acute care continuum with the bandwidth to serve these three outstanding organizations with different needs,” said Imamu Tomlinson, M.D., president of CEP America. “As a physician-owned-and-operated medical organization, we have developed innovative practices and procedures that result in efficient, cost-effective and coordinated care, helping our clients provide the best treatment for their patients.”
CEP America will staff the Emergency Department at Sierra View Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service acute care facility in Porterville. The medical center, which has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, is the pre-eminent healthcare provider in the Southern Sequoia region of California's Central Valley.
“From its inception, CEP America has been recognized for its innovations in emergency care, particularly in managing patient flow effectively,” says Jeffery L. Hudson, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Sierra View Medical Center. “We know that they will help us continue to provide excellent healthcare services in a compassionate environment.”
CEP America will also provide physician staffing and oversight for the John XXIII Health Clinic at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, a 60-year-old social services and change organization providing a hand up, not a hand out of poverty for vulnerable Silicon Valley residents. CEP America will provide physician supervision via telephone for an onsite physician assistant who sees patients twice a week. Once a week, a CEP America physician will also be onsite to support two Kaiser Permanente internal medicine residents.
“We opened the clinic in 2014 to offer integrated primary and behavioral healthcare and social services to diverse people falling through the cracks of our medical system,” said Jackie Copeland-Carson, Chief Operations Officer, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. “Now, just two years after the founding of the clinic, by partnering with CEP America, we’re able to expand our primary care services as we continue to help meet the increasing needs of our community.”
In Escondido, Calif., CEP will provide urgent care services to patients at Neighborhood Healthcare - Valley Parkway. This center provides primary care services to patients of all ages and is expanding its evening and weekend hours to increase access for medical care. Created to provide a community-focused approach to quality healthcare, the facility is within walking distance to three other health centers, ensuring patients have easy access to comprehensive medical care.
“Because we are such an integral part of our community, ensuring we provide our patients with access to great, caring local physicians is important to us,” said Tracy Ream, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare. “We like the fact that CEP America understands our mission and is working with us to bring care to all the patients we serve.”