Service Line Update: Emergency Medicine Physician Group Expands Coverage for Premier Health

Premier Pulse     January 2021

Skidmore_HS_350x350By Candy Skidmore, RN, CHEP, system vice president for service integration – emergency, trauma, and CareFlight, Premier Health

All seven Premier Health emergency centers in early December began using one provider group, Miami Valley Emergency Specialists. MVES already provided emergency physicians for five of the seven emergency centers, and now Upper Valley Medical Center and Atrium Medical Center will be staffed by MVES. Miami Valley Emergency Specialists has been an invaluable partner for many years, staffing the area’s most experienced Level I trauma center at Miami Valley Hospital. Strategically, it was the right time and made a lot of sense to consolidate emergency medicine services under one group.

The physicians and advanced practitioners of Miami Valley Emergency Specialists have provided emergency care in the Dayton area for more than 35 years. The practice strives to recruit and retain the highest quality physicians to continue a long-standing tradition of excellence. Healthgrades has awarded MVES among the top 5 percent of providers in emergency medicine.

Functioning from one source will ensure a consistent patient experience at every emergency touchpoint within our system. Additionally, we are better able to leverage the expertise and experience of Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I trauma center and extend it to our northern and southern patients.

With this transition, some medical director appointments have changed. The following are the medical directors for each Emergency Center location: 

Atrium Medical Center: Jill Aston, MD

Miami Valley Hospital:  Joseph Mauro, MD

Miami Valley Hospital North: Jeremy Moore, MD

Miami Valley Hospital South:  Laura Gottron, MD

Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center: Darin Pangalangan, MD

Miami Valley Hospital Austin Landing: Kim Wascak, MD

Upper Valley Medical Center:  April Anderson, MD

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