Since October 1, 1992, Emergency Care Consultants, P.A., (ECC) has provided emergency services in the Twin Cities. Abbott Northwestern Hospital was the only clinical site for ECC until major expansion in 2012 when United Hospital, Regina Medical Center, Western Wisconsin Health and River Falls Area Hospital emergency departments were added.
The WestHealth freestanding emergency department was added in 2013. In 2017 ECC expanded its coverage to include St. John’s, St. Joseph’s and Woodwinds hospitals, which are part of the HealthEast system.
Since the beginning, ECC has been a physician-owned, transparent, democratic organization. We are comprised of highly engaged physicians with a strong sense of ownership and pride in our practice and hospitals. When we recruit, we look for outstanding physicians who have the passion and vision to become future partners of the practice.
As a physician-owned democratic group, physician participation and engagement are essential ingredients to maintaining a well-run practice. Nearly 100% of our physicians play a role in leadership and decision-making through a wide range of roles and opportunities. These roles include eight (8) current medical directors and associate medical directors, educators, quality and operations committees, board representation, ECC administrative leadership, and many other clinical initiatives, projects and committees. This high level of involvement ensures that we have a committed, knowledgeable and engaged group of physicians who are deeply invested in the success of our practice and our emergency departments. Commitment to this philosophy of engagement is a critical piece in our recruitment efforts.
Values and Purpose
We provide our patients with optimal emergency care.
The foundation of our care is: Empathy, Compassion, High Quality and Timeliness
We embrace an inclusive Team Approach to Emergency Care
We embrace innovation in Emergency Care with emphasis on new services and technology
We support our members’ efforts toward personal balance and personal growth in their lives