Progressive Emergency Physicians
About Progressive Emergency Physicians (PEP)
Founded in 2013, Progressive Emergency Physicians (PEP) supports a total of seven contracts: five located throughout Long Island and two located in Pennsylvania. Led by the group’s President, Dr. Andy Sama, PEP joined Emergency Care Partners (ECP) in February of 2019.
PEP believes that possibly the greatest challenge facing hospital executives is physician engagement. Misaligned incentives can lead to poor clinical and fiscal performance. Progressive Emergency Physicians understands this dynamic. The group’s ownership model drives a culture of engagement that is led by physicians with an acute understanding of both emergency medicine and business strategy. Focused data analysis is used to deploy a successful strategy tailored specifically for the hospitals they serve.
PEP delivers robust evidence-based and data-driven solutions implemented by clinicians whose goals and incentives are aligned with the needs of the hospitals. PEP’s culture of accountability will continue to reach and surpass target goals and enact meaningful change to better serve their partner hospitals and patients for which they care.
Our Facilities & Locations
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the communities on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York. Good Samaritan is one of the largest providers of emergency services on Long Island.
The only verified Level II Trauma center for both adult and pediatric patients on the south shore of Long Island, the emergency department evaluates and cares for patients presenting with all types of emergencies, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The emergency department also provides immediate access to a 24/7 cardiac percutaneous coronary intervention team and is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Approximately 90,000 injured or ill adult and pediatric patients are treated every year in the emergency department.
Long Island is an expansive, densely populated island in southeastern New York State. Long Island’s scenic South Shore beaches lie on the Atlantic Ocean, and its North Shore faces Long Island Sound, with Connecticut visible in the distance. Along its Atlantic coast are Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island, and Montauk Point State Park. On the east end, the North Fork is home to wineries and the Hamptons are towns characterized by beautiful homes, trendy restaurants, and antique shops.
A full-service, nonprofit hospital in Suffolk County, Long Island Community Hospital has connected Patchogue and the surrounding communities to expert medical care for more than 60 years.
Designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma – one of only four community hospitals on Long Island to earn this designation – Long Island Community Hospital has the capacity and expertise to treat all types of trauma cases from mid-Suffolk to as far east as Montauk.
The emergency department cares for approximately 63,500 patients each year. Supported by excellent specialty backup and advanced practitioner support, and a stellar nursing and administrative staff, the hospital is in Patchogue, a town on the South Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, NY. Less than 60 miles from New York City, Long Island boasts some of the premier beaches in the Northeast – including the Hamptons, Fire Island, and the famous Robert Moses State Park, which offers visitors five miles of oceanfront beach to enjoy. Amenities in the park also include a boat basin, fishing piers, picnic areas, and an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course.
Lower Bucks Hospital is a 175-bed community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital was built by the local community as part of a grassroots movement in 1954.
Today, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, behavioral health, radiology, emergency medicine, sports medicine, and general surgery. There is an internal and family medicine residency program with an affiliation with The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The emergency department cares for approximately 25,000 patients each year.
Located just 20 miles outside of Philadelphia, Bristol is full of historic buildings and locations just waiting to be discovered. From an outdoor enthusiast’s dream offering the iconic Bristol Wharf area with an abundance of waterfront activities, hands-on farming experience at Snipes Farm, antiquing at Bristol’s Radcliffe and Mill Streets, dining along the Delaware River to several kid-friendly indoor and outdoor activities. Bristol is bustling with activity throughout the year.
Located just off Southern State Parkway, Mercy Medical Center is a 375-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving the healthcare needs of Nassau County and its surrounding area, with services ranging from maternal health, oncology and physical medicine to cardiology, rehabilitation, orthopedics, weight-loss surgery and behavioral health. In addition to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hospital is a New York State-designated Stroke Center, and the recipient of a Get With The Guidelines ®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association. The emergency department cares for approximately 35,000 patients every year.
A deeply engaged community, Rockville Centre offers year-round activities and events for residents of all ages. Located just 20 miles from New York City, Rockville Centre is a short drive to the city or accessible via a 35-minute trip via Long Island Railroad station (Babylon Line).
St. Francis Hospital is New York State’s only specialty designated cardiac center and offers one of the leading cardiac care programs in the nation, with specialties in heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, and the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. The emergency department cares approximately 31,000 patients each year.
Located just 20 miles from New York City, Roslyn is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. The town’s rich history includes historical landmarks and unique neighborhoods and features a strong sense of community and a commitment to preservation.
St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, approved by the New York State Department of Health. Located in Bethpage, New York, the hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit, 203-bed, community hospital that plays a paramount role in the community. The hospital has achieved disease-specific certification for its Stroke Program which is designated by NYS as a Gold Plus Center. Other vital services include the St. Francis Imaging Center at St. Joseph Hospital, a state-of-the-art cardiac CT scanner, MRI, Vascular Laboratory, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, Center for Sleep Medicine, Center for Swallowing, Speech & Voice, and comprehensive in-patient medical, critical care and surgical services. A Level II Trauma Center with a fast track and excellent specialty backup and APP support, the 29-bed emergency department cares for more than 34,000 patients each year.
Located in the suburbs of New York City in Nassau County, Bethpage residents enjoy easy access to New York City by the Long Island Regional Rail (LIRR) train or just a 40-mile drive.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 141-bed community hospital and has served the medical and healthcare needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. The hospital’s emergency department team cares for approximately 23,000 patients each year.
Philadelphia offers a unique setting for an eclectic mix of modern lifestyles, mingling both the edgy and the sophisticated. History and art are pervasive in the city. Walking through downtown, you will encounter murals and mosaics coating the sides of industrial warehouses and ivy climbing the walls of 300-year-old brick buildings. Culture is well-established in Philadelphia, as evidenced by the array of art galleries, music venues and theaters, as well as the nation’s oldest art museum. Every section of Philadelphia is distinct and offers a dynamic community to its residents.