VEP is an independent, democratic, provider-owned-and-led clinical management and staffing group. For 40 years and counting, VEP has remained devoted to its mission: deliver quality, compassionate care by fostering a culture in which providers are fulfilled. From humble beginnings staffing emergency rooms in rural California in 1981, VEP has grown into a premier provider of emergency medicine, hospital medicine, intensivist, laborist, surgicalist, and telehealth management services. VEP provides services in eight states, in both rural and urban settings, through more than 40 hospital programs, including the hospital system Dignity Health based in San Francisco, CA, among many others.
Provider-owned VEP is made up of more than 1,000 clinicians. Like USACS, providers are deeply integrated into their local communities and celebrate strong relationships with the health systems they serve. This partnership further strengthens the USACS relationship as an essential provider of Integrated Acute Care services for hospital partners in California, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.
“VEP is excited to join USACS and continue our 40-year history of clinician ownership. We know independence is critical to offering healthcare providers meaningful autonomy and engaging career growth while providing the opportunity to invest in one’s own group. Like USACS, we’re passionate about physician ownership because it allows us to prioritize provider well-being and excellent patient care...” said Steve Maron, MD, President.
VEP serves more than 1 million patients per year through their emergent and inpatient staffing and management services. VEP believes that expert, efficient, compassionate patient care happens when physicians and advanced practice providers are well-supported. VEP exists to deliver quality, compassionate healthcare within a culture supportive of healthcare providers.