CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VEP Healthcare, Inc. has contracted with Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center to manage the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). In addition, VEP will continue to manage, as it has for six years, the hospital’s emergency department services.
In the ICU at California Hospital Medical Center, VEP will manage multi-specialty teams that deliver collaborative, coordinated intensive care. Intensive care consists of specialized medical and nursing services provided to patients facing life-threatening illness or injury.
About 80% of all Americans will experience intensive care services either as a patient, family member, or friend during their lifetime. Examples of conditions requiring intensive care include heart attack, trauma cases, poisoning, surgical complications, premature birth, and strokes.
Margaret R. Peterson, PhD, President of California Hospital Medical Center, states, “VEP has helped us optimize the quality and efficiency of our hospital’s emergency department services. Now, we welcome the advantages they can bring to our ICU.”
Adds Steven Maron, MD, President and CEO of VEP Healthcare, “We value our partnership with California Hospital Medical Center and are pleased to expand our services into the intensive care unit of this landmark hospital.”
For more information, contact VEP Healthcare. Call 925.225.5837 and visit VEP online at www.vephealthcare.com.
About Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center
Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of human kindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit dignityhealth.org/californiahospital for more information.
About VEP Healthcare
VEP Healthcare began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, the organization’s expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and surgicalist services. Today, the owners of VEP – the company’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Partner hospitals call the organization’s positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.” For more information about VEP Healthcare, call 925.225.5837, or visit www.vephealthcare.com.