About Us ⁄ Who We Are


Who We Are

Founded in 1975, CEP America today is one of the largest providers of acute care management and staffing solutions in the nation, with more than 2,300 providers at over 100 practice locations in nine states, serving over 5 million patients annually.

CEP America is a democratic physician Partnership, with ownership of the Partnership and our subsidiaries distributed equitably among the practicing physicians. There are no outside owners or investors, so all income from the practice - after operational expenses and billing and malpractice costs - is fully returned to our physicians.

This Partnership structure provides an inherent incentive to meet the expectations of our client hospitals and patients. The Partnership has no debt, and all capital needs for business purposes are self-financed. Our practice management company is owned by the Partnership, which, in turn, is owned by all physician Partners. CEP America has no physician employees, as all physicians are Partners from the day they work their first clinical shift.

Innovators in Acute Care

CEP America includes some of the finest leaders in hospital-based medicine, with numerous CEP America Partners serving as chief of the medical staff at their practice locations. Our Partners have also served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (CAL/ACEP), the Georgia Chapter of ACEP as well as National ACEP, and are active in EMS in the various counties we serve. All CEP America Partners are dedicated to our mission to exceed the expectations of our patients, partners, and customers across emergency, urgent, inpatient, and post-discharge settings.

We continually achieve top rankings on national performance measures in clinical, operational, and health care service delivery. Our client hospitals have received top awards from Press Ganey, HealthGrades, VHA, Avatar International, and many others.

Local Group Autonomy

Each of our practice locations is unique, and the CEP America relationship is often transparent to the medical staff and hospital personnel. Our Partners establish a solid local presence within the community and retain the best characteristics of the most well-regarded single-site physician groups in the nation's premier hospitals, but with one major difference: CEP America medical directors and clinical physicians can access a large network of management expertise and resources to support their efforts to deliver the best practices in hospital-based medicine.