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CORE CLINICAL PARTNERS SELECTED TO MANAGE EMERGENCY MEDICINE SERVICES AT PIEDMONT AUGUSTA

Core Clinical Partners proudly announces a partnership with Piedmont Augusta in Georgia, managing their Emergency programs.

An Insider/Outsider View of What Differentiates Core

As Dr. Rachel Thompson remembers, a key moment when she knew Core was different was during a meeting with its Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Long. “She was uniquely focused on clinician wellness in a way that is very rare to see from a COO.”

St. Mary’s Healthcare Amsterdam Selects Core Clinical Partners to Manage Emergency and Hospital Medicine Programs

Core Clinical Partners proudly announces a partnership with St. Mary’s Healthcare Amsterdam in New York, managing their Emergency and Hospital Medicine programs.

Core Clinical Partners Announces SHM Immediate Past President Dr. Rachel Thompson Will Join Full-Time as Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Thompson, who has been working closely with Core as a consultant while serving as the Chief Medical Officer at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Health District and as Immediate Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), brings a wealth of experience and insight to the role.

The Future of the EM Job Market is Unknown

Explore the dynamic shifts in the U.S. Emergency Medicine job market in our latest blog post, where we analyze the impact of the pandemic, changing trends in physician staffing, and the growing need for flexibility in healthcare.

Future-Proofing Physician Services — Issue #18

The strategy and structure of our organization not only sustained us through the whirlwind of 2023, but also underscored our role as trailblazers in physician services, adeptly responding to the year’s challenges.

Three Practices to Lead with Humanism and Influence Change in Hospital Medicine.

“Empathy, patience, and active listening should be taught in hospital leadership training, and practiced daily by leaders,” says Rachel Thompson, who will begin as Core Clinical Partner’s Chief Medical Officer at the start of 2024 and Immediate Past President of the Society for Hospital Medicine.

Raquel Lewis Joins Core as Director of Operations

Raquel will serve as an essential member of Core’s Operations team, collaborating directly with hospital partners to drive quality and process improvement with evidence-based, data-driven results. 

Core Clinical Partners Welcomes Amanda Gordy as Director of Operations

Amanda, boasting a decade of clinical operations expertise, promises to be an asset to the organization, serving Core’s Ohio market.  

Kristin Kappler Joins Core Clinical Partners as Director of Operations

Kristin will play a vital role in spearheading the ongoing enhancement of operations, guaranteeing the delivery of top-notch Hospital and Emergency Medicine services to both patients and hospital partners.

Core Expands Emergency Medicine Services in Kansas City Market

Core Clinical Partners is pleased to announce its partnership with Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas, to provide Emergency Medicine services beginning on October 1st.

Core Selected to Manage Physician Services for Emergency and Hospital Medicine at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital

Core Clinical Partners is excited to announce their collaboration with Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Kentucky, where they will provide Emergency and Hospital Medicine services. Core officially began services on August 1, 2023.

CASE STUDY: Transforming Patient Care and Processes across Multi-Site Operations

Explore a compelling case study as Core Clinical Partners tackles post-COVID challenges in multi-site hospital operations. Discover data-driven strategies to reduce Left Before Treatment Completed (LBTC) rates, streamline emergency department (ED) workflows, and enhance leadership.

Core Makes Inc. 5000 List For The Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has recognized Core Clinical Partners’ remarkable growth, acknowledging their eligibility for the award, by listing them on its esteemed Inc. 5000 list

Unprecedented Times for Emergency Medicine — Issue #17

The future remains uncertain, but Core’s ability to rise amidst chaos and prioritize quality reaffirms our stability.

CASE STUDY: True Partnership and Transformation in Hospitalist Medicine

True Partnership and Transformation in Hospitalist Medicine at a 211-bed community hospital in South Carolina, facing several pressing challenges.

Core Clinical Partners Expands Services into Alabama with Emergency Medicine at RMC Anniston

Core Clinical Partners is proud to announce an agreement to provide Emergency Medicine services at RMC Anniston, serving its two hospitals and over 55,000 visits

Doctoring While in Debt

The weight of hefty student loans often triggers a “pay-it-off-at-all-costs” mindset among physicians. This is admirable, but such a rush to become debt-free can often overlook the nuances and potential opportunity costs of student loan repayment.

The Bottom Line for Our Hospital Partners — Issue #16

Hospitals are more focused than ever on finances—here are 3 suggestions from the physician services world

The Largest Emergency Medicine Groups are in Trouble

Rethinking the scale of success: why bigger is no longer better in emergency medicine services.

GAHE Podcast: Physician Leadership with Dr. Boykin Robinson

Dr. Boykin Robinson shares his thoughts on Physician Leadership with Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives.

ACG Atlanta Announces 40 Fastest-Growing Companies, including Core Clinical Partners, in Georgia

The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) announced the 2023 Georgia Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies.

Not Your Average Community Hospital

Living and working in Steubenville, Ohio, is about more than just a job — it’s about experiencing a different pace of life, immersing oneself in a warm and welcoming community, and having the opportunity to provide high-quality healthcare to a diverse range of patients.

Core Clinical Partners Named Fastest-Growing Healthcare Business in Atlanta

Core Clinical Partners has been named the #3 fastest-growing business and #1 in healthcare on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2023 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Navigating the Physician Services Market: 5 Pieces of Advice from Core CEO Dr. Boykin Robinson

Dr. Boykin Robinson on the HM and EM physician services market, and how he thinks about growth, leadership, team-building, and many more topics.

Melissa Waterman Joins Core Clinical Partners as Vice President of Human Resources

Core Clinical Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Waterman as its new Vice President of Human Resources. With over 25 years of experience in human capital leadership across various industries, including nearly a decade in healthcare staffing, Melissa will play a vital role in driving Core’s people strategy and fostering a high-performance culture.

How the past three years revealed Hospitalists’ capacity for leadership in healthcare

Dr. Rachel Thompson spoke recently on leadership at the annual gathering of the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM).

The Use Cases and Benefits of AI in Healthcare — Issue #15

Potential pitfalls and implications for hospital and emergency medicine

About to finish residency? Make sure to do this before starting interviews

Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine physicians who are just starting their careers should take the time to define their dream job.

Four myths about LLCs for Independent Contractor Physicians

For physicians who are either newly entering the job market or who have spent their career as a W-2, there can be several misconceptions about LLCs

Emergency Medicine Workforce Podcast: Can EM groups scale AND maintain personal relationships?

There are so many upsides to scaling an emergency medicine business – better managed care rates, more streamlined standard procedures, and better pricing on billing to name a few.  But the potential downside of a big ED practice is a loss of personal touch with the patients and pressure to meet investors’ demands…

Future of data analytics: The Hospitalist Chatbot

AI-driven predictive analytics could help make decisions not based on one doctor’s experience, but based on millions of inpatients who have come before.

It used to be the “safe choice”

Emergency Medicine Physician Group Services: It’s no longer about size. Two recent changes have altered the calculus.

Core Adds Casey Crane as Sr. Vice President of Operations

Crane will work to ensure that we continue to provide the very best emergency medicine and hospital medicine service to every hospital partner.

Blake Vance Joins Core Clinical Partners as Director of Operations

Blake has served many years in director-level roles both within hospitals, in emergency medicine, and in outpatient services.

“The Classic, Great American Small Town”

Learn more about APP and Emergency Medicine physician jobs at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana.

Core Expands Its Presence in Louisiana to Provide Hospital Medicine Services at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Core Clinical Partners, a leading EM and HM physician services group, today announced an agreement to provide Hospitalist services for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Southwest Louisiana.

Doctorpedia Podcast: The Future of Emergency Medicine with Dr. Boykin Robinson

Dr. Boykin Robinson talks with Doctorpedia about his early interest in medicine, the inefficiencies of the emergency department, and much more.

CASE STUDY: Achieving and Sustaining a Nearly Full-Day Reduction in Length of Stay

Transforming a seven site Hospitalist service: Alignment and Acceleration of Strategy.

5 Reasons To Join the Core Travel Team

Travel physician jobs have higher pay and more flexibility, but at Core you also get the security of a growing, high-quality physicians group.

Three Important Benefits of Geographic Rounding

Geographic rounding can help facilitate multidisciplinary rounding, reduce length of stay, and improve collaboration amongst your clinical teams.

What Physician Groups Communicate

In the HM and EM physician services market, trying to figure out what a group stands for can be a bit tricky.

Independent Contractor Physician: Should I form an LLC or S. Corp?

For independent contractor physicians (ICP), one of the first questions is likely to be about the difference between forming an LLC and an S. Corp.

Is The Power of Partnership Fueling Growth? — Issue #14

True partners in EM and HM physician services are hard to find.

Core Clinical Partners Welcomes Bart Robinson as Director of Coding Quality

Core Clinical Partners welcomes Bart Robinson as Director of Coding Quality. Bart has worked in healthcare administration for nearly two decades and brings an unwavering dedication to improvement of chart integrity and clinical outcomes.

Core Clinical Partners names Paul Mullinix Director of Clinical Operations

Core Clinical Partners has named Paul Mullinix, MBA, its first Director of Clinical Operations to assist with their signature and continuously expanding “boots-on-the-ground” operations.

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.

CASE STUDY: Surge Management

Louisiana ED rapidly implements new split-flow model to reduce LWBS rates and improve patient experience during Delta surge.

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

Core Clinical Partners is pleased to announce it has partnered with Trinity Health System in Steubenville, OH, to provide Emergency Medicine management.

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.

CASE STUDY: Telemedicine Reduces Staffing Costs

Tele-hospitalist and tele-nocturnist programs paired with centralized patient transfer management boost system-wide patient care quality and hospital bottom line.

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.

CASE STUDY: ED Efficiency Through Front-End Flow Optimization

A suburban ED achieves increased efficiency thanks to a streamlined triage process, improved front-end operations, and optimized scheduling.

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.