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Emergency Medical Associates to Deliver Emergency Department Management Services to Two-Hospital System in Rhode Island


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Emergency Medical Associates was selected by CharterCARE Health Partners, headquartered in Providence, R.I., to provide emergency management services to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center.

Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department at Our Lady of Fatima in North Providence on April 19, and will begin staffing Roger Williams Medical Center on June 20.

“Emergency Medical Associates is excited to begin our first client relationship in New England,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates. “The CharterCARE System is a growing, vibrant care provider, and we’re proud to begin serving its patients.”

“The delivery of high-quality care is our primary objective in the emergency department and throughout our health system,” said Kenneth H. Belcher, president and chief executive officer of CharterCARE Health Partners. “Our partnership with Emergency Medical Associates will provide our affiliate hospitals with direct access to best practices in emergency care and assure our patients with superior quality.”

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is a 269-bed hospital sponsored by the Diocese of Providence. The hospital includes one the region’s most advanced surgical facilities, a recognized critical care pavilion, a range of outpatient diagnostic and specialty services, and dedicated programs in behavioral health and rehabilitation. The hospital’s 33-bed emergency department sees close to 30,000 patients annually.

Roger Williams Medical Center is a 220-bed hospital affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine. It operates several residency and fellowship programs, including programs in internal medicine, infectious disease, hematology/oncology and surgical oncology. The medical center provides a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, including a Joint Commission-accredited visiting nurse service. Its 27-bed emergency department sees 25,000 patients annually.

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) 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 partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit, or

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