(CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) VEP Healthcare, Inc. (Operating as US Acute Care Solutions as of June 2021) acquired and now manages the emergency department (ED) services at Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. This acquisition marks the second entry into the city. 

With a proven track record of improving emergency department services in major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide, the organization was a perfect fit, collaborating closely with partner hospitals to achieve multiple advantages: increased efficiency, greater cost savings, improved patient throughput, reduced malpractice rates, and lower left-without-being-seen rates.

Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 256-bed, short-term comprehensive acute care facility on the south side of Chicago. The hospital serves a very high indigent population, with approximately 80 percent of patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The emergency department handles approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians, and medical students.

Steven Maron, MD, President of USACS West Region, added, “We are very excited to be working with the professionals at Jackson Park Hospital to deliver the highest quality care to the people of Chicago. A great city deserves great healthcare, and that’s what both of these superb facilities deliver.”

About Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center

Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 256-bed, short-term comprehensive acute care facility serving the south side of Chicago. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary services with a commitment to medical education at all levels. The hospital also provides medical education and training through its family medicine residency program and several affiliated medical schools. 

About VEP Healthcare

VEP Healthcare began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, the organization’s expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and telepsychiatry services. Today, the owners of VEP – the company’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Partner hospitals call the organization’s positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.” 

About USACS

Founded by 16 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 7 million patients annually across more than 300 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country.