Letter from the CEO

Throughout my career as a hospital executive, I had the opportunity to work with a number of emergency medicine companies. My experience with these groups never quite matched my expectations. At best, most of them acted as staffing companies, never fully taking accountability for the overall performance of the emergency department. I felt there had to be a better way, a better model. So in 2015, I brought together two high-performing groups, Elite Emergency Physicians and AlignMD, to form American Physician Partners–a full-fledged management partner, not a staffing company.

As a premier emergency medicine and hospital medicine management partner, APP has developed a model and culture centered around providing the highest quality patient experience to every patient, every encounter. We recruit the best and brightest physicians and advanced practice providers and create a culture where they can develop, flourish and realize their highest potential. We also utilize metric-based accountability systems to ensure optimal clinical, operational, service and financial performance for our hospital partners.

Today, we enjoy some of the best patient outcomes and service metrics, the highest physician engagement and satisfaction rates, and a 100% client retention rate while realizing double-digit growth over the past three years. We believe our success stems from our unwavering commitment to exceeding the expectations of our patients, providers and hospital partners. Every day.

John Rutledge
President and CEO

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