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Emergency Medical Associates Now Provides Emergency Medicine Professional Services at New York Hospital Queens

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y., to provide emergency medicine professional services.

A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Hospital Queens is a 535-bed community teaching hospital. It has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures." The emergency department, which treats more than 125,000 patients annually, features a pediatric emergency department, an emergency medicine residency program, a stroke center and is a New York State-designated Level 1 Trauma Center.

Mark Kindschuh, MD, MBA, FACEP, returns to New York Hospital Queens as chairman of the department of emergency medicine. Dr. Kindschuh had been the associate chair of the department from 2007 to 2012 and is highly regarded by his colleagues and the Queens community.

"The partnership between New York Hospital Queens and Emergency Medical Associates brings together two organizations with a history of providing high-quality medical care, and we're confident this combination will greatly benefit the residents of Queens," said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates.

"The people of Queens count on us 24/7/365. It's absolutely mission critical that we continue to have this point of access to urgent and emergency care operating at the highest level of quality possible. Given the challenges that all acute care institutions face in navigating healthcare reform, we made a strategic decision to work with EMA to maintain, and now improve, what we deliver," said Stephen S. Mills, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of New York Hospital Queens. "We expect this to be a smooth transition, due in no small part to the return of Dr. Kindschuh, as well as EMA's track record with other high-volume, complex emergency departments."

Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department Aug. 1, 2014.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Kindschuh was chief of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Astoria, N.Y. He also has held leadership positions at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, N.Y., St. Johns Queens Hospital, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Victory Memorial Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center and Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, all in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and his master's degree in business administration from New York University. Dr. Kindschuh completed a residency in emergency medicine at New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship in emergency medical services with New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.ema.net, http://www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews.

About NYHQ: New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For more information, visit www.nyhq.org.