Emergency Care Partners (ECP), a provider of emergency medical services for hospitals, has merged with Arizona Emergency Medicine Specialists, a Lake Havasu, Arizona-based emergency department management services platform.

ECP will remain a majority physician-held business. AEMS’s physicians will join ECP’s physician shareholders and partners. The new merged medicine provider will have a combined clinical workforce of over 700 physicians and will treat approximately 1,000,000 patients per year.

Bill Yarbrough, the CEO of ECP said, “We are very excited to welcome AEMS and their providers as a regional physician group of Emergency Care Partners. Their strong, long-term relationship with their health system, paired with their commitment of delivering quality patient care within their community, makes them an ideal addition to our national group.”

ECP is backed financially by Varsity Healthcare Partners and Regal Healthcare Capital Partners.

Massumi + Consoli LLP served as legal adviser to ECP and VHP. Polsinelli PC acted as legal advisor to AEMS