Wesley Healthcare August 25, 2014

WICHITA – EmCare and Emergency Services Professional Association have reached an agreement that will ensure ESPA’s physicians and caregivers continue to provide expert care in Wesley Medical Center’s emergency departments.

“ESPA has provided quality emergency medicine to this community for nearly 50 years, and we are thrilled that this level of experience and expertise will remain within the Wesley family,” said Hugh Tappan, Wesley Medical Center CEO. “We also look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with EmCare, which also provides expert physician coverage for our hospitalist program and in our Galichia Heart Hospital emergency department.”

EmCare is a national provider of top-quality healthcare services that has worked with the Wesley family for the last 18 months to provide physician staffing at Wesley, Galichia Heart Hospital and Wesley West E.R. & Diagnostic Center. EmCare, in turn, has subcontracted with ESPA for emergency department physician coverage at Wesley’s main and West campuses.

The new agreement provides a leadership structure that will help streamline processes to create more efficient patient care. The new structure will also improve ongoing physician recruitment efforts.

“The ESPA physicians are excited to continue providing excellent care in the Wesley emergency department,” said Dr. Kent Potter, MD, ESPA’s president. “We are looking forward to working with Wesley and alongside the EmCare physicians to decrease patient wait times, enhance patient service and provide the best patient care.”

For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Centeris the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit wesleymc.com.