WHO WE ARE
Long Beach Emergency Medical Group is a two-hospital democratic group comprised of about 25 residency trained, board certified Emergency Physicians and 10 Allied Health Professionals. Many of our physicians are ABEM oral examiners, including one ABEM past president. Our ranks have included clinical faculty from nearby Harbor UCLA as well as medico-legal experts.
OUR PHILOSOPHY ON PATIENT CARE
We strive to provide rapid, expert and compassionate care to any and all people presenting for care. We encourage learning from each other in order to deliver the best care possible.
OUR DEDICATION TO PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING
We set up our new physicians to succeed. After a one month proctoring period with a senior physician member, night, weekend, and holiday coverage are fairly and evenly distributed. New attendings will be assigned a mentor. The majority of shifts are overlapping with double coverage to maintain a reasonable work pace and protect our physicians from burnout. Physician happiness and well-being are paramount. Our new attendings join a team of equals.
Dignity St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach
1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA
Serving as our original location since 1969, St. Mary Medical Center is a Level 2 Trauma and STEMI receiving center with an annual patient volume of approximately 60 thousand. SMMC is home to an Internal Medicine residency program associated with UCLA. It hosts an ED rotation for 2nd year EM residents from Harbor UCLA and 4th year medical students on their EM clerkships. The role of ED attending affords the responsibilities and rewards of teaching young minds, while allowing for a varying degree of involvement based on interest.
A dedicated fast track is staffed with advanced practice providers for about 16 hours per day. We host an Emergency Medicine fellowship program for Allied Health Professionals.
The electronic medical record at this site is Cerner, along with Dragon dictation.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, San Pedro
1300 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA
Our additional practice location since 1993, Little Company of Mary San Pedro is is a smaller community hospital with an annual patient volume of approximately 44 thousand. While not a trauma or STEMI receiving center, transfers are streamlined to the local trauma center and tertiary sister hospital. Medical cases are often high in acuity and complexity as the ED serves nearby sub acute care and skilled nursing facilities.
A dedicated fast track is staffed with advanced practice providers for about 14 hours per day.
There is a 24 hour in-house hospitalist program.
The electronic medical record at this site is Epic, along with Dragon dictation.
WHAT WE OFFER
Joining us starts with a three-year partnership track, featuring competitive RVU based reimbursement. The group is led and governed by its physician members in a democratic structure. Business updates and voting topics are discussed at quarterly meetings that are open to all. Leadership development opportunities are encouraged and available to those interested. Our physicians are independent contractors. Malpractice insurance is provided.
Many of our physicians live in the surrounding communities, including Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, and Long Beach where schools are among the best in the state and prime for a growing family.