Professional Emergency Physician Associates
About Professional Emergency Physician Associates (PEPA)
Founded in 2005, Professional Emergency Physician Associates (PEPA) supports eight contracts throughout seven facilities in southeastern Louisiana. Led by the group’s President Dr. Shammi Kataria, PEPA joined Emergency Care Partners (ECP) in September of 2018.
Professional Emergency Physician Associates offers data-driven management, true physician leadership, and real expertise in emergency department services — exploring the complete extent of the efficiency process. PEPA’s process improvement strategies are based on proven lean methodologies and transparent, collaborative relationships with hospitals and physicians. Our approach allows for enhanced patient satisfaction by making visits better, faster, and more efficient.
PEPA’s goal is to remain small and focused, allowing the team to provide tailored services to EDs and work hand-in-hand with staff to drive metrics.
Our Facilities & Locations
Hood Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access acute and specialty care hospital that provides services for the tri-parish area of Tangipahoa, St. Helena, and Washington, Louisiana. Hood Memorial Hospital strives to operate in an ethical and financially responsible manner as they provide a hometown atmosphere with a focus on collaborative efforts. New services and programs including Tulane Telestroke and Telemedicine programs, women’s health services, and expanded specialty clinic continue to focus on the communities we serve. The emergency department has 6 beds with an annual ED volume of 10,000 patients.
Amite, Louisiana is home to several festivities, including some of the Pelican State’s most famous fairs and festivals.
Our Lady of the Lake is part of Louisiana’s largest, most advanced, and respected healthcare system – the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. Our Lady of the Lake operates as an 800-bed teaching hospital – one of the largest private medical centers in Louisiana.
Our Lady of the Lake provides a complete range of EM and surgical services to heart attack patients, stroke victims, and other critically ill or injured patients through our ED and Children’s Hospital ER. The only certified Trauma II Center in Baton Rouge, the 60-bed emergency department cares for approximately 100,000 patients each year.
Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s capital city and was named one of America’s Happiest Cities. The state is known for fabulous food, music, entertainment, outdoor life, and southern charm. Home to LSU and Southern University, Baton Rouge offers great schools, restaurants, and shopping venues. The mild climate, lakes, and coastal access provides for plenty of year-round outdoor activities.
The emergency department at Our Lady of the Lake – North Baton Rouge Campus offers state-of-the-art technology, a beautiful facility and a close-knit medical community. The ER is an 8,800-square foot addition built adjacent to the existing LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic at 5439 Airline Highway, which is home to an urgent care center, infusion clinic, and services for primary care and oncology.
Our Lady of the Lake’s Livingston campus is a 19-bed free-standing emergency department and includes specialized treatment areas for critical care and mental health, as well as a fast track for non-critical care designed to improve the care process and reduce wait times. Extremely well-staffed with experienced RNs, 24/7 phlebotomist and respiratory therapist, the emergency department sees approximately 30,000 visits annually and utilizes Epic EMR.
The City of Walker offers the convenience of a metropolitan area with all the charm of small city living. This growing community tops the list among Louisiana cities with the highest annual household income above the national average and with education a top priority, the Livingston Independent School District has been highly ranked in the state for five consecutive years. A truly great place to work, Walker continues to be one of the fastest-growing neighboring suburban cities just 20 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, offering an affordable, comfortable, and secure lifestyle.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1969 and serving Pointe Coupee Health Services District No. 1, Pointe Coupee General Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited critical access hospital that provides quality general medical and healthcare services. A 25-bed critical access hospital that provides services for New Roads, Louisiana, Pointe Coupee General is recognized by CMS as a National Top 10% hospital. The emergency department has 13 beds with an annual ED volume of 11,200.
Pointe Coupee Parish is best known for its agriculture, recreation, and tourism industries. Pointe Coupee is the top pecan-producing parish in the state with some of the best quality nuts grown anywhere. Located across the street from Pointe Coupee General Hospital, False River, designated as a Trophy Bass Lake, has held the state record for the largest bass caught and the river is enjoyed for all water sports throughout the year. Pointe Coupee Parish is also blessed with Old River, a smaller oxbow-shaped lake with great fishing opportunities.
Established in 1955, St. James Parish Hospital has delivered health and wellness services to the River Parishes for nearly 65 years. St. James Parish Hospital offers quality inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary care, and urgent care services and promise to provide these services with care and compassion. The small size of the hospital allows for a focus on value over volume. St. James Parish Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with an 8-bed emergency department that cares for approximately 11,500 patients every year.
Serving the river region in Louisiana, St. James Parish Hospital is located in Lutcher, Louisiana. Lutcher is best known for its agriculture, and recreation. If you want to take a step away from your busy life and enjoy the wonders of St. James Parish, it would be so easy to become engulfed in the recreations specific to the area. From history books to cultural activities, festivals and live entertainment to eating delicious Cajun food at any of the nationally known restaurants, watching some of the South’s biggest high school sporting events or the recreational department’s events to taking swamp tours on our beautiful waterways – there is always entertainment of different forms in St. James Parish.