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SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Hires MEDS to Staff Emergency Department

November 8th, 2016

MEDS has been selected to provide emergency department staffing and management services for SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of SSM Health in Illinois, one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare networks in south central Illinois. The 134-bed facility opened in January 2013 and has a 24,000 annual-visit ED.

The hospital selected MEDS based upon the company’s track record of recruiting and retaining core groups of board-certified emergency physicians for similar practice environments. For over 13 years, MEDS has been serving a sister SSM Health hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL.

“It’s an honor to work with Good Samaritan, who shares our commitment to high-quality patient care and satisfaction,” said Dr. Len Glover, President and Chief Medical Officer at MEDS. “Our deep experience in emergency medicine has enabled our other hospital clients to better serve their local communities, and we look forward to supporting the Mt. Vernon area for many years to come.”

Close to St. Louis, Good Samaritan Hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services including cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics. For three consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized Good Samaritan Hospital with the Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Patient Care.

About MEDS
MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians.

MEDS’ Client St. Mary’s Hospital Offers Pediatric Telemedicine

June 8th, 2016

St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL, which MEDS has served for more than 20 years, now collaborates on medical evaluations for pediatric patients with SLUCare physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

Ranked in U.S. News’ 2015-2016 Best Children’s Hospitals, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has been caring for the children of St. Louis and beyond since 1956.

Although SSM Cardinal Glennon is located more than 80 miles away, through the pediatric telemedicine program families at St. Mary’s Hospital are able to receive emergency and specialized consultations, evaluations and exams from SLUCare physicians without leaving the Emergency or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) department.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s pediatric telemedicine program provides:

  • Real-time remote consultation and evaluation through interactive, high-definition video and audio communication
  • Around-the-clock remote health care without a transfer to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Same SSM Health electronic health record for care of your child

This is the first and only pediatric telemedicine program in Southern Illinois. “Having access to this level of pediatric specialists who can provide consultation for young patients ensures exceptional, high-quality, and timely care,” said Susie Robbins, RN, MSN, and Director Emergency Services, SSM Health, St. Mary’s Hospital.

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians.

Mourning the Loss of MEDS’ Founder and Chairman, Dr. William Cruzen

May 11th, 2016

With heavy hearts, MEDS announces the death of founder and chairman, Dr. William Cruzen.

Dr. Cruzen died unexpectedly on May 10, 2016. Dr. Cruzen founded MEDS in 1983 and through his leadership MEDS became the regional company we are today.

All of you that knew Bill remember his passion for his patients, MEDS, and life. Let’s keep his memory alive by doing our job like, “the best emergency physicians in the world.”

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 13th, at 10 am in the South Nave of the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, IL, across from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

Memorials may be made to:
Four Corners Country Church
24696 U.S. Highway 85 PMB 177
Four Corners, WY 82715

Please keep his wife and family in your prayers at this difficult time.

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians.

Enter to Win an Apple Watch at ACEP 2015

October 7th, 2015

Career Up In The Air?  

Take Aim, Sink Your Next Career Move, and Enter to Win an Apple Watch at ACEP 2015.

2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly   |   Oct. 26 – 29, 2015   |   Boston, MA  |  Booth #1342

What are you seeking in your medical career? Flexible schedules for work/life balance? Friendly work environment (where everyone knows your name)? Advancement opportunities? Compensation tied to your contribution?

MEDS, a physician-owned staffing and management firm, will showcase various career opportunities throughout the Midwest that offer these benefits at the 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly, Oct. 26 – 29 in Boston, MA.

The company also will host a bag toss game at booth #1342, where you can aim high, sink your next career move, and enter to win an Apple Watch.

Visit MEDS at ACEP and enter to win. We look forward to seeing you in Boston. (You can also learn more about MEDS and see our current openings.)

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians. For more information, visit www.er-meds.com.

MEDS appoints Morgan Strausbaugh as Provider Recruiter

December 29th, 2014

O’FALLON, IL – MEDS, one of the Midwest’s leading emergency department and hospitalist staffing and management firms, has hired Morgan Strausbaugh as Provider Recruiter. Working directly with MEDS’ hospital clients, Ms. Strausbaugh will manage the recruitment and retention of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, and she will coordinate advertising and marketing programs for MEDS.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the MEDS team, and I look forward to identifying and recruiting the best and brightest providers to do the same,” said Ms. Strausbaugh. “I have a strong passion for working in the community as well as assisting with patient care in a hospital setting, and this opportunity with MEDS is a combination of both. I look forward to contributing to the delivery of exceptional healthcare in the communities MEDS serves.”

Prior to joining MEDS, Ms. Strausbaugh was an emergency department technician at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. She attended Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and is a member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters.

About MEDS

MEDS, based in O’Fallon, Illinois, provides staffing and management solutions that improve hospital department performance. For more than 30 years, MEDS has worked with hospitals to provide high-quality health care and effective management solutions for emergency departments and hospitalist medicine that reflect MEDS’ commitment to superior service, responsiveness, accountability, and providing a stable workforce of the best and the brightest emergency physicians. For more information, visit www.er-meds.com.