Emergency Physicians Medical Group Enters Agreement To Join Envision Healthcare

"Privileged to serve patients, partners and communities for 40 years, Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) provides transformational emergency medicine services and offers value-based integrated care solutions to meet the demands of evolving healthcare needs."

Mar 16, 2016, 17:20 ET from Emergency Physicians Medical Group

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG), whose more than 500 clinical providers staff 37 facilities in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and Delaware, announces a definitive agreement with Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) (NYSE: EVHC) headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO.  Envision offers an array of physician-led healthcare-related services to consumers, hospitals, healthcare systems, health plans and local, state and national government entities. 

EPMG clinicians care for nearly one million patients annually in emergency and hospital medicine departments, as well as urgent care centers across the Midwest.  Additionally, EPMG operates community paramedicine programs and provides telemedicine services in urgent care and post-acute care operations.

"EPMG is celebrating 40 years of delivering innovative and compassionate care and we found ourselves considering opportunities to further evolve so we are well positioned to best serve our patients for the next 40 years," said Christopher R.H. Newton, MD, president, chief executive officer and managing partner of EPMG. "Joining the Envision team not only allows us unparalleled infrastructure support and the ability to offer additional integrated services to our facility partners, it enables us to broaden our reach in our communities by partnering with EmCare, Evolution Health and AMR."

EPMG aims to build progressive, team-based and integrated solutions for health plan, hospital system and community partners. 

"We have advanced our market-centric strategy for several years and this is yet another example of how we are building strategic centers of healthcare excellence in key geographic locations," said William A. Sanger, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Envision. "EPMG has very strong relationships with its healthcare partners which will open doors for us to add additional hospital-based services as well as expand community health offerings through opportunities with AMR and Evolution Health."

The transaction is expected to close within 30 days pending satisfaction of closing conditions.

About Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG)
EPMG is a physician-owned practice that has been creating a culture of care for patients since 1976. We help hospitals build impressive reputations by integrating with our partners and communities to provide exceptional emergency care and leadership. EPMG optimizes operations and enhances clinical outcomes by aligning goals, applying evidence-based practices, utilizing data analytics, customizing innovative solutions and enhancing the safety and experience of every patient.  Compassionate care is at the heart of who we are.  Learn more at www.epmg.com.

About Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., offers an array of physician-led healthcare-related services to consumers, hospitals, healthcare systems, health plans and local, state and national government entities. The organization provides care across a broad patient continuum via American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), EmCare Holdings, Inc. (EmCare) and Evolution Health, LLC (Evolution Health). AMR provides community-based medical transportation services, including emergency ('911'), non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response. EmCare's integrated facility-based physician services include emergency, anesthesiology, hospitalist/inpatient care, radiology, tele-radiology and surgery. Evolution Health's innovative and comprehensive care coordination solutions result in improved patient care delivery across a number of healthcare settings.   Envision Healthcare is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For additional information, visit www.evhc.net.


SOURCE Emergency Physicians Medical Group