COLUMBUS, Ohio and LEWISVILLE, Texas, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Carmel Health System and Adeptus Health Inc. (NYSE: ADPT) ("Adeptus Health") today announced that they have entered into a new partnership to improve access to emergency medical care in central Ohio. The joint venture will identify multiple sites for freestanding emergency rooms in the Columbus, Ohio area to provide local communities with more convenient access to emergency medical care services. The fully equipped freestanding emergency rooms are expected to provide central Ohio residents with enhanced, integrated care and emergent patients with expedited access to all of the services provided by Mount Carmel.
"This partnership reflects Mount Carmel's vision for transforming healthcare for the residents of central Ohio by providing high-quality, people-centered care when and where they need it," said Claus von Zychlin, President and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System. "We are excited to work with Adeptus Health and bring its innovative delivery model and exceptional patient experience to the communities we serve."
The partnership will help address the long-standing national challenge of expanding community access to high quality emergency care. As the most recent American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) National Report Card highlights, emergency visits continue to rise and as physicians overwhelmingly noted, this increase has been combined in part with an escalation in the acuity of patients' injuries and/or illnesses. This underscores the growing need for additional access points to high quality, 24/7 emergency care.
"Through strategic partnerships with leading healthcare systems, such as Mount Carmel, we are providing more and more communities with access to the highest quality emergency care and, in the process, helping to transform the delivery of emergency medical care in the US,"added Thomas S. Hall, Chairman and CEO of Adeptus Health. "Through this partnership, we're proud to expand into our fifth state and look forward to working closely with Mount Carmel to provide patients and communities in central Ohio with convenient, high quality emergency care."
About Mount Carmel Health System A member of the Catholic Health Association and Trinity Health, Mount Carmel has been a leader in patient care for more than 125 years. Our team of more than 8,000 employees, 1,500 physicians and 1,000 volunteers provides an array of cutting-edge, patient-focused primary and specialty healthcare services at four central Ohio hospitals – Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, and Mount Carmel New Albany. Mount Carmel also provides high-quality healthcare services at our surgery centers, multi-specialty physician group practices, emergency, ambulatory and urgent care centers, hospice, palliative care, home care services and through MediGold, a Medicare Advantage plan. Mount Carmel is dedicated to medical and nursing education and training as well, with six physician medical residency programs and the Mount Carmel College of Nursing – one of Ohio's largest baccalaureate nursing degree programs.
About Adeptus Health Adeptus Health Inc. (NYSE: ADPT) is a leading patient-centered healthcare organization expanding access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier healthcare providers. In Texas, Adeptus Health owns and operates First Choice Emergency Room, the nation's largest and oldest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms. In Colorado, in partnership with University of Colorado Health, Adeptus Health operates UCHealth Emergency Rooms. In Arizona, with Dignity Health, Adeptus Health operates Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital and freestanding emergency rooms. In Louisiana, Adeptus Health has a partnership with Ochsner Health System, the state's largest healthcare system, to improve access to emergency medical care. In Ohio, Adeptus Health has a partnership with Mount Carmel Health System to develop freestanding emergency rooms. All Adeptus Health freestanding facilities are fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology (CT scanner, ultrasound, and digital X-ray), on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. According to patient feedback collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc., Adeptus Health provides the highest quality emergency medical care and received the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for exceeding the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction nationwide. For more information please visit us on the web at adhc.com.
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