VEP has managed emergency medicine services at the hospital since 1986

(CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) Beginning in February 2020, VEP Healthcare, Inc. will manage the hospitalist services for Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, California. VEP has managed the hospital’s emergency services since 1986.

VEP Healthcare has a proven track record of providing high-quality hospitalist services in major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. VEP collaborates closely with partner hospitals to improve compliance with core measures. An additional important goal of collaborations is to meet targets for patient length of stay, adherence to multidisciplinary care protocols, and achievement of outcomes across specific disease categories such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, sepsis, and pneumonia. VEP hospitalist solutions also focus on enhancing hospitals’ patient admission and discharge procedures.

A member of the Dignity Health network, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta is dedicated to making high-quality, compassionate care conveniently accessible to residents of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area. In addition, the hospital operates community clinics for families who live farther away. The hospital provides a range of medical services, including a family birth center, surgery services, hospice care, respiratory care, home health care, and more. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta has received the Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission for quality and safety, as well as recognition specifically for orthopedic care.

Rodger Page, President of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, says, “For more than 30 years, VEP Healthcare has helped us deliver excellent emergency medicine services. Now, we look forward to partnering closely to maximize the quality of our hospitalist services.”

Sean Malee, MD, Lori Tobler, MD, Ellen Schoenfelder, MD, and Richard Ingle, MD, will continue to practice at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta as hospitalist physicians.

Steven Maron, MD, President and CEO of VEP Healthcare, adds, “We welcome this opportunity to collaborate with the outstanding team of professionals at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta to manage the hospitalist department. We have a proven track record of working well together because we share an important goal: to deliver the highest quality care to all patients and families in our care.”

For more information, contact VEP Healthcare. Call 925.225.5837 and visit VEP online at

 About Dignity Health North State

California hospitals Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta along with Mercy Medical Center Redding and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. In 2019, the Dignity Health North State Hospitals cared for more than 90,000 people and provided more than $22 million in community benefit to the region served. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living. Visit to learn more.

About VEP Healthcare

VEP Healthcare began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, the organization’s expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and telepsychiatry services. Today, the owners of VEP – the company’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Partner hospitals call the organization’s positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.” For more information about VEP Healthcare, call 925.225.5837, or visit

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