WCH Partners with EmCare for ER Coverage

Corydon, June 2, 2011: As of May 1, 2011, Wayne County Hospital (WCH) has partnered with EmCare, a national leader in emergency department physician coverage. EmCare provides exclusive staffing and management services for the 25-bed general medical and surgical hospital’s emergency department.  Dr. Babar Ahmed, M.D., Wayne County Hospital’s Emergency Services Medical Director, works in close collaboration with EmCare to ensure continuity of service and the high level of care for patients.

The Prairie Trails Medical Group has been developed by EmCare to hire physicians specifically for the WCH emergency department. Having a dedicated emergency physician group ensures best practices are followed. Together WCH and EmCare remain committed to ensuring the emergency providers’ primary focus is on our patients and quality clinical outcomes.

EmCare recruits and places highly-qualified emergency physicians and supports their practices with the latest clinical, practice management, and patient satisfaction resources available. Founded in 1972, EmCare works with 5000-affiliated physicians and clinicians providing care at more than 500 facilities in 40 states nationwide. EmCare offers experience and expertise in this field and is a member of the Emergency Medical Services Corporation, the leading provider of emergency medical services in the Untied States.

EmCare’s model is based on strong local leadership backed by a comprehensive regional and national support system. This unique system enables the emergency physician to focus exclusively on patient care while the EmCare organization manages the business aspects of the practice.  EmCare is dedicated to the Studer principles and this alignment with WCH’s Studer philosophy for providing excellent patient care is a strong component of this partnership. For more information please contact Dawn Christian, RN, Emergency Nurse Manager at 641-872-2260 ext: 5255