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Newly-Formed Brevard Physician Associates to Provide Services to all Health First Hospitals

ROCKLEDGE, FL (September 5, 2013) – Health First is pleased to announce beginning October 1, 2013, the newly-formed Brevard Physician Associates, PLLC will provide emergency medicine, radiology and anesthesiology services to all Health First hospitals. This includes Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital and Health First Viera Hospital.

Brevard Physician Associates (BPA) brings together more than 75 local physicians and 70 advanced-level practitioners. BPA includes physicians and healthcare leaders from Brevard Emergency Services, Space Coast Emergency Physicians, Brevard Anesthesia Services, Central Brevard Radiology. These groups are coming together to provide a seamless transition and top patient care to local hospitals and outpatient facilities.

“We entered into this agreement so we can continue to ensure a consistent and efficient process at all Health First facilities, and to help us to achieve our goals of quality, no harm, customer experience and stewardship,” said Health First Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Stuart Mitchell.

“Healthcare in the United States is evolving quickly,” said Brevard Physician Associates Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marty Brown. “Part of the recent changes involves a consolidation and integration of hospital based medical care services. Health First continues to move in the direction of efficient, quality care with a focus on the patient experience and we are very excited about this partnership.”

BPA will employ more than 150 people including physicians, physician extenders and support staff. The goal will be to provide efficient, quality, patient-focused care throughout all hospital and outpatient experiences. For more information, visit www.bpadocs.com or call 321-255-9671.

Inaugural officers include:

  • Marty Brown, MD, Chief Executive Officer, formerly of Brevard Emergency Services
  • Michael McGoohan, DO, Chief Operating Officer, formerly of Space Coast Emergency Physicians
  • Aaron Hattaway, MD, Chief Financial Officer, formerly of Central Brevard Radiology
  • Ricardo Gotay, MD, Chief Quality Officer, formerly of Brevard Anesthesia Services

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit www.Health-First.org for more information.