EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CEP America today announced its partnership with St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, NJ, to provide physician management and clinical staffing for the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) effective July 1, 2016. By broadening its ED family to include CEP America, one of the nation’s largest providers of acute-care management solutions, St. Mary’s General will enhance collaboration across clinical departments as well as overall patient experience and care.
St. Mary’s General Hospital is an acute-care hospital with over 550 physicians and 1,200 employees. It is the only emergency room located in Passaic and serves surrounding communities such as Clifton, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Garfield, Wallington, and Lyndhurst among others. St. Mary’s General Hospital is a licensed Comprehensive Cardiac Center providing a broad range of cardiovascular services, and a certified primary stroke center. It is also a center of excellence for maternal-child health and outpatient behavioral health services.
“Collaboration and transparent communication among our physician leaders, staff, and departments is imperative in delivering high quality, patient-centered care," said Edward J. Condit, President and CEO of St. Mary's General Hospital. “Our partnership with CEP America reflects our commitment to meaningful integration and collaborative care at both the micro and macro levels of health care systems.”
St. Mary’s General Hospital is committed to providing exceptional patient-centered care through the acute-care continuum. Every person coming to the Emergency Department, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, is treated with compassion, dignity, respect, and in accordance with the federal law (EMTALA).
“We welcome CEP America to our ED family and look forward to working together to provide integrated, team-based care for our patients and their families,” said Lauren Kwaitkowski, RN, Director of Nursing of the Emergency Department.
CEP America has a proven history of implementing initiatives to facilitate communication and coordination of care across hospital departments to improve overall patient experience throughout the acute-care continuum.
“Too many hospitals set up silos along the acute-care continuum and lose opportunities to improve care, outcome, and the overall patient experience,” said Tom Lukaszczyk, MD, Vice President of CEP America. “Our focus is on breaking down walls and on meaningful integration and communication. St. Mary’s shares our commitment to fostering a culture of caring across all specialties and working together to deliver next level patient care and clinical excellence.”
CEP America provides acute-care management and staffing solutions to hospitals nationwide. The partnership with St. Mary’s General Hospital is CEP America’s first hospital contract in the state of New Jersey.
About St. Mary’s General Hospital
St. Mary’s General Hospital is a community-based tertiary medical center focused on providing quality, compassionate care. This acute-care hospital is a center of excellence for cardiovascular services as well as for comprehensive cancer care. St. Mary’s General Hospital also offers high-quality maternal-child health and outpatient behavioral health services. The Medical & Dental Staff includes respected experts in a diverse range of specialties. St. Mary’s General is the only hospital in Passaic and, with over 550 physicians and 1,200 employees, it is the largest employer in the county. Every team member shares the same goal – to satisfy patients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
About Prime Healthcare
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 43 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 43,000 jobs in 14 states. Eleven of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 36 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Prime Healthcare hospitals are annually recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.
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 40 years, CEP America has grown to include over 2,900 providers treating 6.3 million patients a year at over 200 practices specializing in urgent, emergent, inpatient, perioperative, and post-acute care. Visit www.cepamerica.com.
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