VEP Acquires Emergency Department (ED) Services at Jackson Park Hospital and Manages ED Services at Weiss Memorial Hospital

(CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) VEP Healthcare, Inc. has acquired and will now manage the emergency department (ED) services at Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. This acquisition marks VEP Healthcare’s second entry into the city. Previously, Weiss Memorial Hospital selected VEP to manage its ED services.

VEP Healthcare has a proven track record of improving emergency department services in major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. VEP collaborates closely with partner hospitals to achieve multiple advantages: increased efficiency, greater cost savings, improved patient throughput, reduced malpractice rates, and lower left-without-being-seen rates.

Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 256-bed, short-term comprehensive acute care facility on the south side of Chicago. The hospital serves a very high indigent population, with approximately 80 percent of patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The emergency department handles approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians, and medical students.

President and CEO of VEP Healthcare Steven Maron, MD, adds, “We are very excited to be working with the professionals at Jackson Park Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital to deliver the highest quality care to the people of Chicago. A great city deserves great healthcare, and that’s what both of these superb facilities deliver.”

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

 About Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center

Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 256-bed, short-term comprehensive acute care facility serving the south side of Chicago. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary services with a commitment to medical education at all levels. The hospital also provides medical education and training through its family medicine residency program and several affiliated medical schools. For more information, visit https://www.jacksonparkhospital.org/ or call 773.947.7500.

 About Weiss Memorial Hospital

Weiss Memorial Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 236-bed community healthcare facility on Chicago’s North Side overlooking Lake Michigan. With more than 400 doctors—many of whom are academically affiliated—and 43 medical specialties, the hospital meets the needs of its patients through a full range of services. For more information, visit WeissHospital.com or call (800) 503-1234.

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 www.vephealthcare.com.

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