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Emergency Medical Associates Has Been Acquired by EmCare


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Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) announced that it has been acquired by the EmCare, Inc., subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) (Envision).

“I am incredibly excited about the future,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of EMA. “For nearly 40 years, EMA has prided itself on innovating the practice of emergency medicine. We will be able to accelerate that vision by joining EmCare and tapping into its vast national resources.”

Emergency Medical Associates has been delivering emergency medicine and unscheduled care management services to larger volume hospitals since 1977. It staffs and manages 32 emergency departments in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, serving more than 1.5 million patients annually. Additionally, the company operates a hospitalist medicine division, Inpatient Medical Associates, and an urgent care staffing and management division, eMedical Urgent Care.

EmCare is a physician-led organization focused on the delivery of high-quality care and services. It operates four regional divisions and five specialty divisions. EMA will form the foundation of a new division focused on bringing together independent democratic groups. Dr. Iannaccone will serve as the new division’s chief executive officer in the short term.

“Emergency Medical Associates was appealing due to its impressive leadership and clinical expertise,” said William A. Sanger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Envision. “This new relationship will allow Envision to draw upon this expertise to strengthen our strategic objectives with independent physician groups across the patient care continuum.”

The acquisitions are expected to close before the end of February pending completion of certain closing conditions.

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital clients, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained, improved patient satisfaction. For more information visit, or

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