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Aegis Health Group Tapped by White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles to Help Strengthen Local Physician Relationships

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News J E 4
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20 Aegis Health Group, the nation's leading healthcare business-development company, announced today that it has entered into an engagement with White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) in Los Angeles to help the 354-bed facility further strengthen its relationships with the local physician community.

Aegis' Physician Relationship Management program combines the latest technology with a high-touch approach that helps hospitals better connect with their medical staff's needs and professional goals. Using Aegis' proprietary software, PRISM, White Memorial Medical Center will be able to record and track vital data about physicians' utilization patterns and respond to individual doctor's requests in a personal and efficient manner.

"Forging a strong and trusting relationship between hospitals and physicians allows everyone to better address the needs of patients while assuring that the hospital operates in the most efficient and effective manner," said Rochell Pierce, vice president of Aegis. "As physicians face ever-increasing demands on their time, hospitals like White Memorial are smart to proactively reach out to their local physician community to find ways that they can better work together to enhance patient care."

Strategic physician relationship management programs allow hospitals to attract and retain top physicians and increase patient volume and revenue. The most effective initiatives are measurable, sustainable and require accountability.

A thought paper, entitled "Physician Relationship Management: Ensuring the Stability and Vitality of Today's Hospitals," exploring the components of a successful physician relationship program is available free from aegisgroup.com.

About Aegis Health Group

For 20 years Aegis has helped hospitals across the country form lasting relationships with area employers while improving the health of their workforces. Aegis' workforce health initiatives can currently be found in more than 60 healthcare organizations and at 4,000 employer sites across the country. No other company has been able to match Aegis' breadth of services, track record, and bottom-line proven performance when it comes to building relationships between hospitals and area employers. Aegis has parlayed its knowledge and success in building relationships with employers to the physician community. PRISM provides the foundation and technical support that drives the physician relationship management program to be data and results oriented. Since January 2008 Aegis has successfully implemented the Aegis PRM program in three states. Further information may be obtained at aegisgroup.com.

About White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center is a not-for-profit, faith-based, teaching hospital that provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles. Consumer Reports recently ranked WMMC 10th out of 82 Los Angeles County hospitals based on patient satisfaction survey data. The 354-bed acute care hospital is part of the Adventist Health System. Further information may be obtained at whitememorial.com.

SOURCE Aegis Health Group
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