Mission & Organization
VEP understands that our patients deserve expert medical care delivered with efficiency and compassion. We also understand that our physicians and advanced practice providers deserve to work within a high quality organization that puts a premium on the success of their careers as well as their physical and emotional well-being. Our mission, vision, and values reflect these aspirations.
We exist to deliver quality, compassionate healthcare to those in need, within a culture supportive of our healthcare providers.
To be recognized as the premier provider of health services in emergent and inpatient settings.
VEP Healthcare (VEP) began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, our expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and surgicalist services. Today, the owners of VEP – our physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Our partner hospitals call our positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.”
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Ron Dieckmann, M.D, MPH – Director of Pediatrics
Tarannum Guller, MD, MMM – Vice President: Hospitalist Division
Marc Hudock, PA-C – Vice President of Clinical Services
Jordan Kramer, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer
Rachael McKinney, MHA – Chief Operating Officer
Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, FACHE, CPE – Vice President of Clinical Strategy & Business Integration
Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from University of Health Sciences/the Chicago Medical School; as well as completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Patel also holds a Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management from University of Phoenix. In addition to being board certified in emergency medicine, he is also a certified physician executive and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive.
Dr. Patel is responsible for the development and integration of new clinical service offerings and oversight of their ongoing management and performance, such as the expansion of clinical decision / clinical observation units. He will also help provide contract start-up support and assist with driving performance at VEP’s sites.
Dr. Patel enjoys books on tape, travel and golf.
Gary Tamkin, M.D., FACEP – Vice President of Provider Development
Rob Wyman, M.D – Vice President of Quality
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Marc Futernick, M.D – Chairman
Adin Levine, M.D – Secretary
Justin Chatten-Brown, M.D – Board Member
Walid Ghurabi, DO – Ex Officio Member
Stephen Liu, M.D – Board Member
Stephen Pratt – Board Member
Ivan Ventura, PA-C – Board Member