American Physician Partners Selected as Emergency Department and Hospitalist Provider for Tennova Healthcare Hospitals

American Physician Partners (APP) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as the emergency department and hospital medicine management provider for Tennova Healthcare, one of Tennessee’s largest health networks.


BRENTWOOD, TENN. (PRWEB) AUGUST 19, 2019— Officials with American Physician Partners (APP) are pleased to announce that the company has been selected as the emergency medicine and hospital medicine management provider for Tennova Healthcare, one of Tennessee’s largest health networks.

Under its ONE-APP emergency medicine and hospital medicine integrated model, APP will provide both service lines at the following Tennova facilities throughout Tennessee:

  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City
  • Newport Medical Center, Newport
  • North Knoxville Medical Center, Powell
  • Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville, Clarksville
  • Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, Cleveland
  • Tennova Healthcare – Harton, Tullahoma
  • Turkey Creek Medical Center – Knoxville

APP will also provide services for the Tennova Sango free-standing emergency department in Clarksville and will provide management services for the ICUs at Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville, North Knoxville Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center.

To ensure a smooth transition and continuity of patient care, APP will initiate services in a staggered timeline. Services at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Newport Medical Center, and Tennova Healthcare – Harton started smoothly on Sunday, August 4, and services at the rest of the facilities will go live through the coming months. APP has already been providing the emergency department and hospitalist management services for Tennova Healthcare – Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Tennessee, since 2014.

APP utilizes a dyad leadership model to oversee the day-to-day clinical and business operations of its client hospitals. This team consists of a regional medical director (RMD) and a regional vice president (RVP) with former hospital leadership experience. Joel Parker, M.D., FACEP, has been hired to serve as the RMD for the Tennova facilities. Prior to joining APP, Dr. Parker served as systems medical director for Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, Franciscan Health Lafayette East, and Franciscan Health Rensselaer in Indiana. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and conducted his emergency medicine residency at University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, a level I trauma center. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Parker is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Greg Nielsen, MHA, FACHE, has been hired to serve as the RVP for the Tennova facilities. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Greg has enjoyed a long-standing career as a senior healthcare executive in both the non-profit and investor-owned sectors. He has served as divisional president of RCCH HealthCare Partners and CEO for CMH Regional Health System, Great Plains Health, Holy Rosary Healthcare, Weston County Health Services of Regional Health, and Mountainview Medical Center. Greg earned his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

“We are excited that the Tennova leadership team selected APP to provide integrated emergency medicine and hospital medicine services,” said John Rutledge, president and CEO of American Physician Partners. “We look forward to expanding our presence in our home state of Tennessee, and we are excited to see more hospital systems recognize the unique value proposition APP delivers.”

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 more than 120 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 its 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