Maintaining Your Culture during Tremendous Growth

At American Physician Partners (APP) we have been blessed with tremendous growth since the company was founded in May 2015. At first, we had 16 contracts; by the end of 2016 APP had 33 contracts, over 100% growth; and by the end of 2017 APP will have 62 contracts—achieving almost 100% growth one again. And Read more »

Becker’s Hospital Review: The opioid crisis: How did we get here?

Written by Dr. Tony Briningstool, CMO, APP | October 27, 2017 Rarely does a day pass without a headline about opioid abuse and addiction. While safeguards like prescription guidelines and alternate pain remedies have been put into place, it’s still estimated that about 90 Americans lose their lives each day due to an opioid overdose. Read the Read more »

CMS Emergency Readiness Training Deadline is November 15

by Tony Briningstool, MD, FACEP Sutherland Springs. Las Vegas. Antioch, TN. Little Rock, DC. 2017 now has the distinction as the deadliest year for mass killings in a decade. When these tragedies occur, the scenes are both tragic and chaotic. It’s up to first responders, trauma units, critical access hospitals and hospital administration to expertly manage crisis Read more »

When Tragedy Strikes: The Critical Role of the ED

by Tony Briningstool, MD, FACEP Coordination, Communication, and Compassion Win On Monday morning, America woke up to news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As emergency physicians, we are trained to understand it’s not a matter of if, it’s when. We live in a dangerous time where tragedies like this have sadly become Read more »

American Physician Partners, Northcrest Medical Center Lower Sepsis Rates

EMERGENCY MEDICINE MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND MEDICAL CENTER ACHIEVE TOP SCORE ON SEPSIS MEASURES IN A SINGLE MONTH BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct 3, 2017 – American Physician Partners (APP), a provider of outsourced ED management services, and NorthCrest Medical Center have achieved a quality milestone of improving sepsis measures for the 109-bed facility in Springfield TN. NorthCrest Read more »

Top reason for hospital readmissions

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. The top cause of unplanned hospital readmissions may surprise you. It’s not heart failure or COPD. Not pneumonia or complications from diabetes. The number one cause is sepsis. In fact, someone dies every two minutes in the U.S. from sepsis. Read Sepsis. American Hospitals’ Costliest Condition. View the infographic to Read more »

American Physician Partners Resumes Management Of Emergency Medicine At Northeast Alabama Medical Center And Regional Medical Center Jacksonville

COMPANY FORMERLY KNOWN AS ALIGNMD RESUMES ED MANAGEMENT FOLLOWING ARISTO EXIT  ANNISTON, Ala., — August, 2017 – After a two-year hiatus, American Physician Partners has resumed management of the emergency departments for Regional Medical Center, which operates Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center and Jacksonville Medical Center. “The fact is, we were in a difficult situation Read more »


American Physician Partners (APP), a provider of outsourced emergency department management services, has named Andy McQueen as senior vice president and chief legal officer. “Andy brings significant experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, corporate governance and other strategic legal matters,” said John Rutledge, president, and chief executive officer. “His expertise and perspective Read more »

Saint Thomas signs new contract with APP for ER staffing at UC hospitals

Saint Thomas inked American Physician Partners, a Brentwood-based an ER/hospitalist management company, for Saint Thomas Stones River, Saint Thomas Highlands, Saint Thomas DeKalb and Saint Thomas River Park. The changeover at three hospitals occurred March 19. American Physician Partners began its work with Saint Thomas River Park April 19. “We’re very excited about this new Read more »