Physician-owned and operated OPYS addresses physician shortages and medical placement challenges with double-digit growth. Expanding its national network, OPYS provides hospital-based physician management group outsourcing to emergency, inpatient, urgent care, and telemedicine centers, delivering a customized array of physician services.
Original Article on PRWEb at OPYS Press Release
INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Record double-digit growth in national market share and staff has marked 2022 operations at OPYS double-digit growth in national market share and staff has marked 2022 operations at OPYS, according to Andre Creese, MD, FACEP, President and CEO. Beginning its second decade as a physician-owned and operated company, Indianapolis-based OPYS has today risen to acquire a national reputation for effectively addressing critical physician shortages and medical professional challenges.
“Many hospitals and clinics today face major and costly challenges in identifying and attracting highly qualified physicians, especially in small-to-medium-sized cities and rural areas,” said Dr. Creese. “OPYS strategically helps hospitals and trauma centers address these critical issues and sustain a high quality of care.”
OPYS has grown its hospital network to include physician services in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Illinois, Washington, California, North Dakota, and expects to expand soon in New York, Oregon and Wisconsin.
In achieving national 21% growth over 2021 in its specific national markets, OPYS provides hospital-based physician management group outsourcing to emergency, inpatient, urgent care, and telemedicine centers, delivering a customized array of physician services.
A major key to the current success and national growth of OPYS is its physician network experienced in serving rural healthcare needs. “Having served as an emergency department and trauma center physician, I know firsthand about the unique needs in fulfilling these critical roles, especially in providing high-quality patient care and outcomes,” said Dr. Creese. “That same quality of experience is reflected in the OPYS staff, which allows us to quickly and effectively serve our partner hospitals.”
Senior executives and specialists recently brought on by OPYS include Don Kelso, MBA, Chief Operating Officer (COO), a former hospital CEO and rural health association top executive; Deena Dodd, vice president of business development and government affairs; Becky Saunders, MBA, executive director of telehealth services; and Karl Rademacher, BS, financial analyst and director of IT. Lee Flannery has been promoted to Revenue Cycle Director and former OPYS COO Alicia Calloway now serves as vice president of rural health partnerships from her home state of Tennessee.
Several members of the OPYS clinical and administrative leadership teams also directly contribute to the ongoing success and expansion of OPYS, including Mike Wheelis, MD, National Medical Director of Quality and Education; Mary Conley, MSN, RN, FNP, EMT-P, National Director of NP/PA Services; Sandi Wagner, RN, MBA, MHIA; and Robert J. Rookstool, MD, Regional Medical Director, Washington state.
“Many critical access and community hospitals in urban and rural settings need help to staff emergency or trauma departments,” said Kelso, who was brought on board in 2022 to help set the stage for continued OPYS growth. “OPYS effectively matches up both hospital needs and the needs of the physician to create mutually beneficial relationships.”
How does OPYS achieve success? “Hospitals are busy serving their communities, and our unique services relieve them of the burden of sourcing, recruiting, credentialing, onboarding, and matching physicians with a specific hospital,” said Dr. Creese. He noted that several firms offering similar services exist to serve large hospitals in major urban areas, but OPYS specializes in the smaller-to-mid-sized hospital or trauma center. “We found a real need here in that medical market segment and one that we can uniquely fulfill,” the OPYS CEO added.
The high-performing culture at OPYS will be strategically sustained through a focus on what Kelso called “intelligent growth.” A singular differentiating OPYS trait is characterized by the company’s focus on directly partnering with its hospital clients.
“OPYS understands from direct experience the strains of changing federal regulations, funding sources, and constantly changing dynamic needs,” continued Kelso. “Hospitals are getting squeezed on their balance sheets, so we simultaneously lower their constantly rising recruitment costs while boosting the performance level of critical areas of the hospital in terms of quality and outcomes.”
“Fulfilling the OPYS mission goes beyond simply growing the company,” said Dr. Creese. “Our hearts must be in the right place as we also dedicate ourselves to getting the right professionals in the right place, providing a high level of quality care for patients and communities.”
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Founded in 2012, OPYS is a physician-owned and operated group practice that provides experienced and professional hospital based outsourced physician services. Our philosophy is centered upon developing long lasting hospital relationships, through sound and attainable company beliefs, in the provision of excellent patient care and physician service. Our mission, vision, and values come from our founding members – all high performing, accomplished, and practicing hospital physicians. Together, our core principals share more than 70 years of experience in some of the nation’s top hospitals. For more information, please visit https://opys.com/