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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.