GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed") (OTCQB-AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist, critical care and integrated medical management services in Southern and Central California, today announced that one of its affiliated medical groups signed a service agreement with Glendale Memorial Hospital to provide critical care services for the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Under the agreement, ApolloMed will provide ICU Medical Director services, have a critical care specialist available 24/7 for ICU consultations and work with the hospital to develop evidence-based practice protocols and policies, including ICU admission and discharge criteria, core measures and utilization management.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, a Dignity Health facility, is a 334-bed hospital and has 24 ICU beds. Glendale Memorial has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for five years in a row.
"This represents the second ICU services contract for our Division of Critical Care Medicine," stated Warren Hosseinion, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. "We expect to obtain more intensivist contracts in the near future as hospitals begin to focus more on standardization, care coordination and accountability in their ICUs."
"Our medical staff leaders supported this program to improve the quality and consistency of medical care in our intensive care unit," stated Mark Meyers, President of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center.
About Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc.
ApolloMed is a leading provider of integrated medical management services that improves the quality and efficiency of inpatient hospital care plus multi-disciplinary care management services targeting inefficiencies in healthcare payer and provider networks. The Company's integrated model combines hospitalist medicine, critical care medicine, case management and transition management that offers to help healthcare organizations engage in performance payments for utilization efficiency, quality of care objectives and shared accountability arrangements. The company's strategy is to capitalize on the growing market for hospital-based physicians and care management services.
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