BRENTWOOD, Tenn — Officials with American Physician Partners (APP), a leader in emergency medicine and hospital medicine practice management services, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Emergigroup Physician Associates, PA (EGPA) based in Houston, Texas.
Through its affiliated entities Kirby Emergency Physicians, San Jacinto Emergency Physicians, West Houston Emergency Physicians, and Woodlands Emergency Physicians, EGPA provides emergency medicine management services for the following 15 Houston Methodist facilities:
Short-term acute care hospitals:
• Houston Methodist Hospital—Texas Medical Center
• Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
• Houston Methodist West Hospital
• Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
• Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
• Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
• Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Emergency care centers:
• Emergency Care Center, Cinco Ranch
• Emergency Care Center, Cypress
• Emergency Care Center, Kirby
• Emergency Care Center, Pearland
• Emergency Care Center, Sienna Plantation
• Emergency Care Center, Spring
• Emergency Care Center, Voss
• Emergency Care Center, The Woodlands
EGPA has served Houston Methodist for 18 years in what has been a long-standing, mutually beneficial partnership. Many of EGPA’s providers are intimately integrated into the framework of their client hospitals, serving as medical directors, quality officers, chiefs of service, chief medical officers, and chiefs of staff. EGPA’s team of 150 physicians and more than 50 advanced practice clinicians care for approximately 365,000 emergency department patients annually. One of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers, Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals, eight freestanding emergency care centers, a number of outpatient facilities, and an extensive network of primary care doctors and specialists. Its flagship facility, Houston Methodist Hospital, was just ranked the number one hospital in Texas for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
“We are grateful that EGPA and Houston Methodist have recognized American Physician Partners’ reputation as a premier provider of emergency medicine management services for community facilities, high-volume trauma centers, teaching programs, pediatric emergency services, and free-standing emergency departments,” said John Rutledge, President and CEO of American Physician Partners. “In our relentless pursuit of excellence in emergency medicine, we are excited to partner with the quality-focused teams at EGPA and Houston Methodist, and we are grateful for the privilege to provide exceptional emergency care throughout the Greater Houston metropolitan area.”
“We sought a partner with the resources and track record to help us build upon our existing strong foundation to further enhance the level of care and service for our emergency department patients and their families,” said Jeremy Finkelstein, MD, CEO, EGPA. “After a two-year exhaustive search for the right emergency medicine partner, we chose American Physician Partners because their values and commitment to patient-centered care mirrors ours. We look forward to the security of being a part of a larger group that will enable us to continue to meet and exceed the needs of the patients we serve, the providers in our practice, and the hospitals that have chosen to partner with us.”
APP’s legal representation was provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. EGPA was advised by Nexus Health Capital, and legal representation was provided by Waller, Lansden, Dortch, & Davis, LLP.
About American Physician Partners
Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, American Physician Partners was founded in 2015 to provide a better alternative to hospitals for their clinical outsourcing needs. Since its inception, the company has grown to approximately 100 care sites and has become a recognized leader in the provision of exceptional emergency medicine and hospital medicine management services to hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. APP has earned a 98 percent provider retention rate and 100 percent client retention rate by remaining true to its purpose of exceeding the expectations of its patients, providers and hospital partners. Learn more at www.appartners.com.