Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Kristianna Berger
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VEP Healthcare (VEP) operates emergency departments in 32 hospitals throughout California, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas. Our hospitals partners range from major urban trauma centers to rural community hospitals. We also provide hospitalist services in several California hospitals. Created in 1981, VEP is a democratic medical group owned solely by our practicing physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and office personnel. VEP corporate headquarters are in Walnut Creek, California.


At VEP we dedicate substantial resources to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality medical care. At each ED we comprehensively track our performance in dozens of key metrics so that we can identify anything that may need attention. Our extensive quality program includes ED Medical Director training and mentoring by our physician executive team. Evidence for the efficacy of our quality program is a malpractice claim rate that is far below the national average. BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS Over 700 physicians and advanced practice clinicians are in the VEP family. Over 90% of our physicians are board certified or eligible in emergency medicine or a primary care specialty.


At VEP we strive for and achieve top patient satisfaction scores. We do this not because it is required, but because we truly believe patients and their families deserve to be treated with expertise, efficiency, and compassion. Our ED Medical Directors receive training and monitoring to ensure patient satisfaction success in every VEP emergency department.


The VEP Hospitalist program affords physicians the opportunity to deliver comprehensive hospital-based care without the constraints of an office practice. We carefully monitor key hospitalist metrics to ensure high clinical quality, high patient satisfaction, and optimal utilization of resources.

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