SOURCE: Hospital Physician Partners

Hospital Physician Partners

November 02, 2009 14:31 ET

Hospital Physician Partners Expands Outsource Management Presence in Kentucky

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Southern Medical Partners, L.L.C. (SMP) has joined the Hospital Physician Partners family. Hospital Physician Partners, one of the nation's fastest growing Medical Management companies, specializes in emergency department (ED) and Hospitalist in-patient program management. The recent acquisition of SMP expands Hospital Physician Partners presence in Kentucky to nine hospitals.

In addition to current management contracts in Benton, Middlesboro, Fulton and South Williamson, Kentucky, Hospital Physician Partners will now assume the ED staffing and management for five additional Kentucky hospitals including:

--  Mary Breckinridge Hospital - Hyden, KY
--  McDowell ARH Hospital - McDowell, KY
--  Morgan County ARH - West Liberty, KY
--  Whitesburg ARH Hospital - Whitesburg, KY
--  Hazard ARH Hospital - Hazard, KY

"We are very proud to be partnering with these hospitals and continuing to help deliver quality Emergency Medicine services to the State of Kentucky," said Jeffrey Schillinger, Hospital Physician Partners CEO. "The ED is the community's front door to the hospital. It is our mission to be a true partner with our hospital clients by delivering quality patient care, investing our resources through locally active clinical leadership and enhancing overall emergency department service delivery."

By year's end, Hospital Physician Partners will have assumed over 20 new Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist in-patient program management contracts nationwide.

About Hospital Physician Partners

Hospital Physician Partners is a physician-led, privately held Medical Management company that partners with hospitals and clinical providers to deliver quality patient care, improve Emergency Medicine and inpatient services and build successful Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist practices. With hospital and physician partnerships in more than 125 hospitals in over 23 states, Hospital Physician Partners is one of the fastest growing Medical Management companies in the United States maintaining offices in Durham, North Carolina as well as Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information on Hospital Physician Partners, visit

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