(CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, USA) Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (GMHHC) has selected VEP Healthcare (Operating as US Acute Care Solutions as of June 2021) to manage its hospitalist services.

The group has a proven track record of improving hospitalist services in major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. They collaborate closely with partner hospitals to improve core measure compliance, meet targets for patient length of stay and for care protocols and outcomes across specific disease categories, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), congestive heart failure, diabetes, sepsis, pneumonia, and more. Their hospitalist solutions also focus on enhancing hospitals’ patient admission and discharge procedures and on fostering multidisciplinary care protocols.

Established in 1926, GMHHC is accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations in the US. GMHHC is a 334-licensed bed facility with 1,000 employees, approximately 500 physicians from all major specialties, and a dedicated team of 400 volunteers. As part of Dignity Health, the hospital offers a full range of services, including the Colorectal Surgery Institute, the Marcia Ray Breast Center, emergency care, cardiovascular services, orthopedic and spine care, and more. GMHHC is a 2019 Five-Star Recipient in Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, and Orthopedic procedures, following this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades®.

“Our mission is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services in a safe environment to all of our patients,” states Jill Welton, GMHHC Hospital President. “Our new partnership enables us to fulfill our mission more effectively than ever before.”

President of USACS West Region Steven Maron, MD, adds, “We are excited to partner with the professionals at Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. We look forward to a close collaboration dedicated to providing exceptional hospitalist services to the community.”

About Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award-winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, and a gastrointestinal program. It is also a Los Angeles County-approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.