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

Expansion Into Texas Includes Management of Main Campus And Two Satellite Facilities

Houston, TX—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.

The new partnership will be Core’s first in the Texas market. Since its founding in 2018, Core has now grown to manage 27 emergency medicine and hospital medicine programs in 7 states, and care for more than 600,000 patients per year.

Core will officially begin services on October 31, 2022.

“We are very pleased to announce this new partnership with OakBend,” said Core Clinical Partners CEO Dr. Boykin Robinson. “Core continues to grow by focusing on the fundamentals of physician services, including a commitment to real, boots-on-the-ground partnership, flexibility in contracting with our hospital partners, and a no one-size-fits-all approach to improving patient care.”

OakBend Medical Center CEO Joseph Freudenberger added: “During the selection process, it was clear that Core could offer all the capability and extensive experience of a national group, but with the dedication to individualized partnership and patient care normally only expected in smaller, independent groups. It was a winning combination, and we are very excited to partner with Core to improve care for our patients here in Houston.”

With the new partnership, Core is now recruiting emergency medicine physicians to help build out the team at OakBend. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing, forward-thinking group at the last remaining independent nonprofit hospital in the Greater Houston area. Anyone interested in discussing these opportunities should contact Kevin Yerovsek at kyerovsek@coreclinicalpartners.com.

About Core Clinical Partners

Core Clinical Partners is a hospital-based physician services company founded on the principles of partnership, transparency, and clinical alignment, overseeing 27 emergency medicine and hospital medicine programs in 7 states and serving more than 600,000 patients annually. In a market where outsourced groups have become vendors to their hospitals and staffing agencies to their clinicians, Core does things differently by developing unique models at each site that align with the needs of both the facility and the clinicians. By combining the capabilities of a national group with the kind of individualized, on-the-ground service usually only found in smaller groups, Core is able to guide hospitals and health systems on their journey toward top-tier metrics and outstanding patient experience.

OakBend Medical Center Houston

During the selection process, it was clear that Core could offer all the capability and extensive experience of a national group, but with the dedication to individualized partnership and patient care normally only expected in smaller, independent groups.”

– OakBend Medical Center CEO Joseph Freudenberger