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Why EMA?

EMA Can Turn Around Your ED Operations


Emergency Medical Associates specializes in emergency, observation, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Our practice is recognized both locally and nationally for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained, improved patient satisfaction.

EMA was founded nearly 40 years ago and has steadily grown its client base over that time, with contracts at academic, community, urban, suburban and satellite facilities in New Jersey, New York,  North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The successful partnerships we’ve forged with our clients are reflected in the exceptional performance of our clients’ emergency departments.

Thinking and acting in perfect alignment to address each organization’s unique goals – clinical, operational and financial – is not just an approach but a way of life for us. In fact, Emergency Medical Associates was named to the Top 10 Emergency Department Contractors list reported by Modern Healthcare in 2012.

When EMA is selected by a hospital client to staff and manage its emergency department, we have already begun the onboarding process to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

During the RFP phase, each potential client is assigned a Start-Up Team fully prepared and committed to that site. A project plan is developed, and overall responsibility is assumed by one of our two Regional Vice Presidents, who is supported by our Senior Vice President of Client Relations, Senior Director of Recruiting, Credentialing Supervisor, Director of Managed Care and other key members of the team. Additionally, each site is assigned a dedicated, skilled client account manager, who has been carefully selected for his or her ED knowledge base, strong troubleshooting skills, commitment to customer service, and ability to understand the culture and goals of our new client.

Once the contract is awarded, each team member will meet with their appropriate onsite counterparts and hospital stakeholders. The typical initial engagement is 90 to 120 days for the full team, and then resources are applied as necessary until a smooth integration is complete.

With a reputation of having the highest-quality emergency physicians, EMA is known as the “Sign of Excellence in Emergency Medicine.” Our physicians are leaders in the field of emergency medicine on local, regional and national levels. Our unique model means greater physician allegiance and commitment to our hospital partners, and enables us to recruit and retain the highest caliber of physicians in emergency medicine.

As part of Envision Healthcare, EMA also has the capability to identify and support patients after their emergency visit or hospital stay to prevent unnecessary readmissions, a key success factor in creating higher value care.

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EMA's experience, clinical talent, leadership and resources can transform your emergency department into a center of excellence. This reputation has been built through the dedicated professionalism of our clinicians and administrative support team since 1977.

We bring to all of our hospital clients:

  • Clinical excellence
  • Strong tenured physician leadership
  • Stable group of highly credentialed physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Long-term partnership with the medical staff, nursing staff, administration and the community
  • Commitment to ongoing, data-driven improvement
  • Proven solutions for improving and sustaining patient and medical staff satisfaction
  • Customized best practice programs for analyzing and improving all facets of ED operations
    • Efficiency and productivity
    • CMS indicators
    • Turnaround times
    • Nursing satisfaction and performance
    • Market share
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Facility revenue
  • True partnership with our client hospitals for mutual success

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