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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Minnesota

Date: February 10, 2005
Subject: MN

EmCare approached me about working at Methodist hospital. I snooped about, and declined.

I trained with one of EPPA's principals, and heard their inside story. Such events are often convoluted, and there is a California connection.

Their (transient) ED director for EmCare was a CAL/ACEP board member appointed (not elected) by XXXX to represent rural emergency medicine. I know Dr. XXXX from working in the same ED.

I am pleased that AAEM took the field, and I appreciate the different roles which ACEP and AAEM play in the politics of our specialty.

EmCare was reportedly offering $400/hr for physicians by mid-January, a rate clearly not supportable by collections.

Bruce Parker
California