American Physician Partners Acquires Kalamazoo Emergency Associates

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APP Expands Presence in Michigan

American Physician Partners, LLC (“American Physician Partners” or “APP”), a leader in emergency medicine and hospital medicine management services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kalamazoo Emergency Associates, P.C., effective June 29, 2018. Through this relationship, American Physician Partners will assume the emergency department management services for the following facilities in Michigan:

  •     Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, a Level II Trauma Center
  •     Borgess-Pipp Hospital in Plainwell
  •     Borgess at Woodbridge Hills Immediate Medical Center in Portage, an urgent care center
  •     Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, a Level III Trauma Center

Oaklawn is an independently owned not-for-profit hospital, and the three Borgess facilities expand upon American Physician Partners existing relationship with Ascension, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S.

These new contracts combined represent approximately 111,000 annual emergency department patient visits and more than 50 new physicians and advanced practice providers.

“We are thrilled to expand our existing presence in Michigan to 14 contracts,” said John Rutledge, president and CEO of American Physician Partners. “We appreciate the confidence these hospitals have placed in American Physician Partners and are excited to bring our commitment to exceptional patient care to these communities.”

“After discussions with many potential emergency medicine groups, we chose American Physician Partners because their philosophy of patient-centered care closely mirrored ours,” said Eric Blackwell, MD, president of Kalamazoo Emergency Associates. “This partnership will strengthen our group’s ability to deliver exceptional care to the patients we have the privilege of serving in Southwest Michigan.”

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 80 hospital contracts 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.

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