RANSON, W.Va. - As part of a continuing effort to expand and enhance emergency services at WVU Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital, it was recently announced that effective January 1, 2011, Emergency Medicine Associates (EMA) will be providing physician staffing for the hospital’s emergency department.
Founded in 1971, EMA has earned a solid reputation by staffing community hospital emergency departments throughout the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia areas with outstanding medical professionals. “We partner with our hospital administrators to stay ahead of the ever-changing priorities of the healthcare environment,” stated Donald Infeld, M.D.,FACEP,, President of EMA, adding that EMA has successfully maintained every staffing relationship with partner hospitals since its inception.
EMA is a practice of optimum size that offers the local, personalized attention of a small organization while creating and supporting innovative healthcare related programs and initiatives. “Our clinicians deliver exceptional care to patients in our hospital communities and are dedicated to providing quality care and customized services,” Jackie Pollock, CEO of EMA, said.
EMA physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners deliver exceptional emergency services care and are dedicated to achieving high ratings on all quality care indicators. “Our practice attains and retains physicians who are residency trained and board certified/board prepared along with mid-level providers who are specialty focused and experienced in providing quality emergency medical care,” Dr. Infeld added.
Dr. Christina Coad, chief administrative officer at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, stated that the new physician staffing coupled with the recent opening of the hospital’s expanded and renovated emergency department will enhance the delivery of care at Jefferson Memorial. “The expanded physician and mid-level staffing that EMA will bring to JMH will support this effort by reducing patient waiting time and improving patient satisfaction,” Coad said.