Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, N.C., has selected Emergency Medical Associates, one of the country’s premier emergency physician groups, to staff its emergency department. Emergency Medical Associates will begin staffing the emergency department on April 1, 2011. The medical center is licensed for 337 beds and offers a combination of acute care, intensive care and psychiatric services to more than 14,000 inpatients and 75,000 emergency patients annually.
“We are excited to staff our first emergency department in North Carolina and believe we can help Southeastern Regional Medical Center continue to deliver the high-quality, compassionate emergency care its patients have come to expect,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates.
Emergency departments staffed by Emergency Medical Associates have been able to achieve patient satisfaction rankings greater than the 90th percentile, as measured by third-party patient satisfaction surveys. The company’s providers treated more than 1 million patients in 2010.
Emergency Medical Associates, headquartered in Livingston, N.J., has nearly 35 years of experience in emergency department staffing and operations, with extensive expertise in adult and pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency department operations, physician-nurse collaboration, clinical information systems and academic research. The company’s physicians chair fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine ultrasound and an EMS physician fellowship (EMAMD1®), which trains emergency physicians to be physician directors of hospital-based EMS programs. The company’s physicians are involved in all major emergency medicine professional societies, many of whom are either board members or active in key committees. For additional information about Emergency Medical Associates, visit www.ema.net, www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews.
Southeastern Regional Medical Center, a non-profit health care system, is designated as a Magnet facility and is accredited by The Joint Commission. The medical center is a comprehensive health care system which offers a wide array of health care services through its affiliated divisions. Southeastern Regional Medical Center was awarded the HealthGrades 2010-2011 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM and also received a 5-star rating from HealthGrades for cardiology services for 2011. For more information about Southeastern Regional Medical Center, visit www.srmc.org.