Critical Care Medicine
CEP America’s critical care medicine program provides comprehensive, 24/7 evaluation and management of patients facing life-threatening illness or injury. Our integrated approach with the emergency department (ED), hospital medicine, and other inpatient departments ensures patients receive seamless care and smooth transitions across settings.
Standardizing Care Through Evidence-Based Medicine
Hospitals with intensive care units managed exclusively by board-certified intensivists have significantly lower mortality rates, according to the Leapfrog Group. CEP America intensivists adhere to evidence-based best practices to prevent complications such as deep vein thrombosis, stress ulcers, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and catheter-related blood stream infections. These efforts help your hospital achieve:
- Increased survival
- Reduced morbidity
- Reduced ICU length of stay
- Fewer complications
- Lower costs per case
- Improved patient and family satisfaction
- Increased patient safety
A Dedicated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Critical Care
Our intensivists are specifically trained to care for your critically ill patients and have the expertise to handle continual changes in condition. When complications arise, our intensivists are immediately available to respond because they are devoted exclusively to your ICU.
With an ongoing presence in the ICU, intensivists direct your team of nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other practitioners to coordinate each patient’s care.
"CEP America's Partnership model gives me everything I need to thrive over the long haul as a critical care physician. My Partners and I share a common goal of providing the best possible outcomes for patients while maintaining quality of life. That balance keeps us fresh and enthusiastic about our practice."
Steven Zgliniec, MD
Palomar Medical Center
Partnership Model Enhances Care Coordination
CEP America’s integrated partnership approach strengthens care coordination by facilitating better communication and information sharing among providers and staff. Our dedicated, board-certified intensivists work closely with partners in other departments to ensure a smooth and rapid transition between settings, such as the ED to the ICU or the ICU to a lower level of care.
This focus and coordination reduces redundancies and ensures patients receive the appropriate level of care in a timely manner. For your hospital, that means improved outcomes at lower costs and an enhanced patient experience.