EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in Lynwood, Calif. announced its partnership with CEP America, which will provide physician management and staffing for the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), effective July 1, 2015. The physician group previously serving SFMC, Front Line Emergency Care Specialists, recently joined CEP America with the goal for St. Francis to be a leader in the delivery of safe, quality, emergency care focused on the patient at the center of its culture of care. As a result, the emergency physicians who have been practicing at SFMC and have built a strong connection to the community will continue to be the physician providers at the medical center.
CEP America, one of the nation’s largest providers of acute care management solutions, has a history of developing processes and initiatives to facilitate the continuum of care across hospital departments and improve the overall patient experience.
“As we looked to improve care in our Emergency Department, CEP America was the logical choice to build upon our desire to provide outstanding patient care to every person seeking treatment here,” said Gerald T. Kozai, Pharm.D, president/CEO, St. Francis Medical Center. “Working together, we will be able to take our delivery of high quality patient care to the next level.”
A leader in acute care services management, 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 CEP America
Since its founding in 1975, CEP America has expanded to offer a wide range of clinical, staffing and administrative expertise designed to increase clinical quality and service excellence across the acute care continuum. Over the last thirty-five years, CEP America has grown to include over 2,600 providers treating 5.2 million patients a year at over 100 facilities specializing in urgent, emergency, inpatient, anesthesia, and post-acute care.
About St. Francis Medical Center
St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is the only comprehensive, non-profit health care institution serving Southeast Los Angeles. A member of the Daughters of Charity Health System, SFMC is dedicated to serving those who are sick and living in poverty, and to providing essential health care services for the 700,000 adults and 300,000 children who count on SFMC for high quality and compassionate medical care. SFMC is recognized for its full range of diagnostic and treatment services in specialties including Cardiovascular, Surgical, Maternal-Child Health, and Trauma, in addition to its established network of community clinics, essential role in LA County’s Public/Private Health Care Safety Net, and many vital outreach programs. SFMC is an Approved Primary Stroke Center and STEMI Receiving Center for Los Angeles County.