What it does: Emergent is a physicians group offering comprehensive emergency care and care-management services/staffing for medical groups and hospitals in Southern California. It currently serves more than 20 facilities.
How it grew to become one of healthcare's hottest: “We've always tried to be the group that physicians want to be a part of and the group hospitals want to partner with,” says CEO James Edwards.
The company uses a proprietary data-driven system to set higher standards for all operating aspects of medical facilities that EMA is staffing. Edwards says Emergent makes a point to emphasize an integrated “ecosystem” approach to operations at each facility the firm staffs, looking beyond just the ER.