Emergency services providers Schumacher, ECI Healthcare close merger

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Emergency and hospital medicine management companies Lafayette, La.-based Schumacher Clinical Partners and Traverse City, Mich.-based ECI Healthcare Partners have finalized their previously announced merger.

With the merger, the two companies have created one of the largest health service networks in the nation, with a combined 450 programs, across 32 states, caring for more than 8 million patients annually.

Rich D'Amaro, CEO of SCP, expressed excitement about the merger.

"Though we were competitors for many years, we are now eager for this unification," he said in a prepared statement. "This combination results in an expansion of our resources, a further growth of our service offerings, and the utilization of industry leading best practices," he added.

Derik K. King, MD, president of ECI Healthcare Partners, shared Mr. D'Amaro's enthusiasm.

"We're bringing two exceptionally strong organizations together," he said in a prepared statement. "But even more importantly, we're bringing together a shared mission: to empower our partner providers and healthcare facilities to deliver exceptional care to their communities."


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