COVID-19 Press ReleaseTo Our Communities,
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time among our communities and in our healthcare system. It has led to extreme yet critical measures, such as social distancing and Safer-At-Home, in the hopes of keeping as many people safe and healthy as possible.
In this time, when home isolation is often encouraged, we want to remind you this is not the same as medical isolation. If you are having symptoms that could possibly be an indicator of a medical emergency, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, and weakness, please visit your nearest Emergency Department. Please remember that your Emergency Departments are prepared and available to evaluate you safely 24/7. Unfortunately, we have begun to see patients that have waited too long to come to the Emergency Department for their life-threatening conditions, due to an understandable fear of being exposed to COVID-19. We would like to stress to you that prolonged medical isolation for concerning symptoms may have detrimental effects on your health and we encourage you to seek immediate medical care in these situations.
If you are having mild respiratory symptoms or flu-like illness, it is best to stay home and manage your symptoms in consultation with your primary care provider. This helps to protect you, your family, and the patients in the Emergency Department. However, should your symptoms worsen, or you have an injury, our Emergency Department is here for you.
Thank you for being our partners in the community and letting our Emergency Departments continue to serve you during your time of need.
The Emergency Providers of Emergent Medical Associates
About Emergent Medical Associates
EMA, headquartered in El Segundo, CA, is a premier provider of physician staffing and practice management services for 25+ Emergency Departments and 2 Urgent Care Centers that treat almost 1M patients annually throughout California. EMA‘s comprehensive system of ED and UCC management is based on over 100 combined years of healthcare experience. Through its management company, Pacific HealthWorks, EMA exports best practices and innovative management techniques to Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers and other Emergency Department groups, helping improve patient care and ensure contract security. EMA's proprietary techniques are patient-focused and targeted on improving the daily operations of ED’s and UCC’s.