SOURCE: Emergency Medical Associates

Emergency Medical Associates

February 27, 2014 07:30 ET

Emergency Medical Associates Now Provides Emergency Department Management Services at The Good Samaritan Hospital

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) - Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with The Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, Pa., to provide emergency department management services.

For 125 years, the Good Samaritan Health System has served the needs of Lebanon County, Pa. The hospital offers an array of acute care and outpatient services including an award-winning cardiac and vascular center and a center for wound care and hyperbaric medicine. The hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" and is a 2013 recipient of an Excellence in Patient Care award given by Studer Group ®.

"The Good Samaritan Health System is known for delivering high-quality care, having been recognized nationally for its clinical expertise," said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of EMA. "Emergency Medical Associates is excited to partner with Good Samaritan and expand our presence in Pennsylvania. While we have provided urgent care services in Pennsylvania for several years, this is our first emergency department management contract in the state."

Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department Jan. 1, 2014. Marc Bonin, DO, FACOEP, serves as the Emergency Department Medical Director. The emergency department sees 54,000 patients annually.

"Dr. Bonin has been on staff at Good Samaritan for one year, bringing new ideas and practices to the emergency department. Now he will have the support of one of the fastest-growing emergency medicine practices in the country helping further improve the delivery of care to our community," said Jacquelyn Gould, MS, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer.

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.ema.net, http://www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews.

About Good Samaritan Health System
Since 1889, the Good Samaritan Health System (www.gshleb.org) has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility and the only community hospital in the county. Good Samaritan includes employed physician practices for primary care and certain specialties, diagnostic lab and imaging services, physical therapy, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, home health, hospice, and durable medical goods. Good Samaritan has been named "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" by The Joint Commission, honored with the "Excellence in Patient Care" award given by the Studer Group, and earned the Blue Distinction Center+ designation for cardiac care from Highmark Blue Shield. You can learn more by visiting www.gshleb.org

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    Jodi McCaffrey
    Emergency Medical Associates
    973-251-1143
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