Learning More About Us
PEP was founded in 1972, and currently provides physician and physician assistant staffing at the following hospitals:
- Parkview Regional Medical Center
- Parkview Randallia Hospital
- Parkview DeKalb Hospital
- Parkview Huntington Hospital
- Parkview Lagrange Hospital
- Parkview Noble Hospital
- Parkview Warsaw Free Standing Emergency Department
- Parkview Wabash Hospital
- Parkview Whitley Hospital
- Cameron Memorial Hospital
Parkview Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in northeast Indiana, and is an ACS accredited Level 2 Adult and Pediatric trauma center, as well as accredited chest pain center and comprehensive stroke center. The new facility opened March 17, 2012. Total annual volume for the group exceeds 200,000 patient visits, and the group includes 68 full-time emergency department physicians, 45 physician assistants, and 7 administration and billing staff. The group is also involved in overseeing the Parkview EMS program, including Samaritan transport program, which includes two helicopters and a ground MICU, Parkview Community Paramedicine program, and 23 ground ambulance units.
Our Mission and Vision
PEP is a group of dedicated emergency medical health care professionals, striving to provide quality emergency care in Northeast Indiana to all who present themselves to us. We will provide this care in an efficient, compassionate, and interdependent professional manner, so that we can make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Develop and enhance to our highest potential both professionally and personally, a group of emergency physicians and physician assistants that can provide quality health care with a team spirited approach in those hospital emergency departments that will benefit from our care.
PEP has been the Emergency Physician coverage group for the Parkview Health System since 1972. We have expanded over the past 45 years to provide 24/7 coverage for the emergency departments of all of Parkview Health & Cameron Memorial Community Hospital.
PEP Is Key To ER Patient Care
Developing A Quality Culture In Emergency Medicine
The challenges in Emergency Medicine are numerous and continue to grow not only at a local level, but nationally as well. That is one reason PEP is a member of the 100% ACEP club, and has been for the past several years. The focus of our group is to improve the quality of Emergency medical Care across the region, so that anyone living or visiting in the region would have access to excellent emergency care.
To accomplish this, we focus on educational opportunities for all of our providers and forming strong relationships with our colleagues in other specialties. We strive to learn from each other and deliver care in team centered approach. We hold a two-hour educational meeting every month for our doctors and physician assistants, with lectures given by either a local physician or a national speaker. The focus is usually clinically focused, assessing new technology, new interventions, or reviewing our stroke/cardiac/trauma care we have delivered, risk management, opioid management, or professional and patient satisfaction measures. These are in addition to our monthly hospital Trauma M and M meetings we hold in conjunction with Surgery/Ortho/Neurosurgery/Intensivists/Radiologists and others.
Electronically, we moved in 2013 to EPIC. This has proven to provide us better connectivity with the patient’s current medical record, and the opportunity to enhance the quality of care, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and the ability to process actions throughout Parkview with better communication & efficiency.
Our ED functions well with an experienced team of ED nurses (many with certification in Emergency Nursing) along with our many skilled technicians and our ED pharmacists. We function well as a team to provide patient care with a less than 1% LWBS (left without being seen rate) and timely movement of patients through the emergency department.
We are proud of our excellent relationship with both Parkview Health and Cameron Memorial hospital administration. We have physicians involved in multiple hospital committees, including stroke, credentialing, medicine, surgery, sepsis, quality, and medical staff administration, with multiple physicians serving as medical staff president and chair of many of these committees. Working with our hospitals and health system partners in a collaborative productive manner has been one of the keys to fostering a great work environment. It has been a mutually beneficial long-term relationship, one of which we strive to maintain long into the future by facing the challenges of health care together, providing excellent quality care at a reasonable cost.