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Core Clinical Partners Welcomes Bart Robinson as Director of Coding Quality

A national leader in hospital medicine and current President of the Board of Directors for SHM, Thompson will support hospital and emergency medicine programs for Core partners

Core Clinical Partners names Paul Mullinix Director of Clinical Operations

A national leader in hospital medicine and current President of the Board of Directors for SHM, Thompson will support hospital and emergency medicine programs for Core partners

The Current State of Emergency Medicine — Issue #13

As EM physician groups gather for ACEP, a look at where emergency medicine is now, and where it’s headed.

Core Clinical Partners To Bring Emergency Medicine Services to Trinity Health System

Core Clinical Partners today announced it will take over management of the Emergency Department at OakBend Medical Center, a 274-bed hospital with approximately 20,000 emergency room visits a year, as well as the emergency departments at OakBend Wharton and OakBend Williams Way.

A Special Edition Q&A with Dr. Rachel Thompson — Issue #12

A conversation with Core’s new President of Clinical Services about leadership and the future of the industry

Core Clinical Partners To Take Over Emergency Medicine Services at OakBend Medical Center in Houston

Core Clinical Partners today announced it will take over management of the Emergency Department at OakBend Medical Center, a 274-bed hospital with approximately 20,000 emergency room visits a year, as well as the emergency departments at OakBend Wharton and OakBend Williams Way.

Core Clinical Partners Ranks No. 40 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Core has experienced rapid growth over the last two years and this announcement is further proof that there is room in the physician services market for an independently financed group dedicated to on-the-ground partnership.

Dr. Rachel Thompson to Join Core as President of Clinical Services

A national leader in hospital medicine and current President of the Board of Directors for SHM, Thompson will support hospital and emergency medicine programs for Core partners

Core Welcomes Shannon Cornett as Director of Marketing

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Shannon Cornett has joined the growing team in Atlanta as Core’s first Director of Marketing. Shannon is an entrepreneurially-minded growth and marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience in healthcare.

Karie Bailey Joins Core Clinical Partners as Director of Clinical Operations for Integris Health

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Karie Bailey has joined the team as Director of Clinical Operations. She will be based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she will support inpatient hospital and emergency medicine programs at Core partner Integris Health.

Core Adds Madeline Rutledge as Director of Operations

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Madeline Rutledge has joined the company as Director of Operations. Rutledge has spent nearly a decade in healthcare operations, with demonstrated success in both ambulatory and hospital-based practices.

Overnight Culture Change for a System-Wide Hospitalist Program — Issue #11

How we accomplished culture change virtually overnight — and why we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a strategy

Core Clinical Partners Announces 3rd Growth Award

ACG Has Named Core to the 2022 List of Fastest-Growing Middle-Market Companies in Georgia. “These growth awards reflect very positively on the relationships we are building with our partner hospitals and health systems,” said CEO Dr. Boykin Robinson.

Jonathan Plasencia to Join Hillcrest System as Director of Operations

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Jonathan Plasencia, FACHE, will join the Hillcrest System in Tulsa as its new Director of Operations. Together in a dyad model with System Medical Director Dr. Darren Thomas, Plasencia will oversee a hospitalist medicine practice that sees more than 200,000 patients a year.

Core Clinical Partners Named 2nd-Fastest-Growing Healthcare Company in Atlanta

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has announced that Core Clinical Partners was the second-fastest-growing healthcare company in Atlanta between 2019 and 2021, and the 14th-fastest-growing company overall.

Core to Bring Industry-Leading Data and Performance Analysis to Hospitals via Partnership with d2i

The new partnership will send the benefits of these tools to small community hospitals and large system partners alike, further delivering on our promise to combine the capabilities of a national HM or EM group with the service and dedication to partnership of a smaller one.

What the Upside Down Emergency Medicine Job Market Means for Hospitals — Issue #10

There is a physician shortage in the US — but a projected surplus of EM physicians. What are the implications for hospitals?

Core Clinical Partners Named 3rd-Fastest-Growing Healthcare Company in the Southeast Region by Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine today announced that Core Clinical Partners is the No. 3 healthcare company on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list, and the 16th-fastest-growing company overall.

Core Clinical Partners Announces Expansion into Kansas City Market in New Partnership with Providence Medical Center

Core Clinical Partners today announced a new partnership to provide emergency medical management for Providence Medical Center. Located in Kansas City, KS, Providence is a 400-bed hospital with more than 20,000 emergency visits a year.

Raven M. Harris Joins Core Clinical Partners as Director of Operations

Harris will work with Core hospital partners in Ohio, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arizona to improve quality, develop patient-centered care plans, and help lead operations across multiple interdisciplinary teams.

The Year of Flexibility — Issue #9

The only constant in 2021 was the need to be ready for change.

Story of a Christmas Hospital Re-opening — Issue #8

Core COO Jessica Long Became CEO of a Bankrupt Hospital at Age 30. Here’s Her Story. In May 2016, the…

What the No Surprises Act Means for Health Systems — Issue #7

The new law may impact how health systems choose their physician service partners

Long-Time Tulsa Leader Dr. Darren Thomas Joins Core as System Hospitalist Medical Director for Hillcrest HealthCare

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Dr. Darren Thomas will join Core as System Medical Director for Hillcrest HealthCare System. Thomas is a long-time clinical leader in Tulsa, having worked at Tulsa-area hospitals for the past 17 years.

Core Adds Kevin Yerovsek as Director of Recruiting Following Recent Expansion

Mr. Yerovsek will leverage his more than ten years of experience in clinical recruiting to continue building outstanding local teams for our hospital and health system partners.

How We Handled a Delta Surge — Issue #6

How Core’s focused physician services management helped a hospital in Louisianna deal with a COVID Delta surge.

Jessica Long Named Core COO Amid Rapid Growth

Core Clinical Partners today announced that Jessica Long, formerly Sr. Vice President of Strategy, has been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer. 

Core to Bring Flexible Staffing Models for Hospitalist and Emergency Medicine Services to Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital

Core Clinical Partners is excited to announce it is partnering with Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Arizona to provide hospitalist and emergency medicine services.

The Future of Hospitalist Staffing — Issue #5

The Standard Hospitalist Scheduling Can Be Improved—Helping to Reduce Burnout and Improve Patient Care.

Core Clinical Partners Expands Hospitalist Services to Hillcrest HealthCare System in Oklahoma

Core Clinical Partners today announced a major expansion of its hospitalist program, partnering with Hillcrest HealthCare System to provide hospitalist services at eight sites across Oklahoma, serving 180,000 patients annually. Core will officially begin services on December 1st at four facilities and on March 1st, 2022 at the remaining four.

The Geographic Rounding Puzzle — Issue #4

The goals of geographic rounding and barriers to success. Plus: multidisciplinary rounds and how Core brings a toolkit for long-term success.

How I’m Building My Team — Issue #3

I started Core Clinical Partners to combine the capabilities of a big EM & hospitalist group with the service and buy-in of a smaller physicians group. How do you do that? Start with building the right team.

The Promises and Failures of Consolidation — Issue #2

We were told bigger would be better. It hasn’t quite turned out that way. In the second issue of From the CEO, I lay out the promises of consolidation for physician groups, and where those promises fell short. But first, we need to understand why consolidation happened in the first place.

Core Clinical Partners to Manage ED Physicians Services and Improve Throughput at St. Francis Medical Center in Louisiana

Core Clinical Partners is excited to announce it has partnered with St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA, to provide physicians services and emergency medicine management. Core will officially begin services on May 10th.

There Is No One-Size-Fits-All — Issue #1

Welcome to the first issue of a monthly newsletter we’re launching here at Core Clinical Partners. I plan to send these reports out on the first every month, and I plan to write about all things related to the business of emergency and hospital medicine, unscheduled acute care, and the evolving healthcare landscape from a physicians services group point of view.

A Core Clinical Q&A with Mark Canada, VP of Clinical Operations

Mark Canada joined Core Clinical Partners as VP of Clinical Operations in March 2021. We sat down for a conversation about his past work for Envision, why he decided to join Core, and how the ability to be an agile partner in making clinical and operational improvements will serve Core’s hospital clients in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

Core Clinical Partners Welcomes Mark Canada as Vice President of Clinical Operations

Core Clinical Partners is excited to welcome Mark Canada as Core’s Vice President of Clinical Operations. Mr. Canada will use his strong clinical background and track record building effective, collaborative teams to lead clinical and operational process improvement for our hospital and system partners.

Core Clinical Partners Hires Jessica Long as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Core Clinical Partners is thrilled to welcome Jessica Long as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In her new role, Ms. Long will build operational processes and strategic partnerships to address challenges on the horizon in emergency and inpatient care.

Joint Operating Committees

Our hospitals are under more duress than ever before, making the smooth flow of patients between emergency departments and inpatient units even more vital. A mutual peer review process can and should be a part of a Joint Operating Committee, or “JOC”, which is a broader platform for both specialties to share ideas and discuss how to improve flow, quality, and patient experience.

Multi-Disciplinary Peer Review

A collegial, collaborative peer review process is an important piece of the quality program in any hospital or healthcare system. This committee is developed with assistance from the leadership team, will create an educational experience for all committee members, and serves to provide continuous education for our physicians and APPs with the result being a safer patient experience.

Core Clinical Partners Names Kelsey Wood as Director of Revenue Cycle

Core Clinical Partners is pleased to announce Kelsey Wood as Director of Revenue Cycle for its hospital-based physician services and practice management operations.

Core Clinical Partners Hires Wins Mathew as VP, Operations

Core Clinical Partners is pleased to welcome Wins Mathew as Vice President, Operations for its Oklahoma physician services. Mr. Mathew brings 14 years of healthcare experience, serving in roles spanning from physician services to hospital operations.

Core Clinical Partners to manage quality-driven hospitalist programs at MUSC Health’s Lancaster and Chester Divisions

Core Clinical Partners (Core) is thrilled to provide hospital-based physician services to MUSC Health’s Lancaster and Chester locations as of Friday, May 1st. The partnership leverages Core’s and MUSC Health’s aligned values and shared strategic goal to provide high quality health care in South Carolina.