CEP America has just what the hospital ordered! The company provides staffing, consulting, and management services to hospital emergency rooms. It operates primarily along the West Coast, but also has clients in Illinois, Georgia, and Texas. Established in 1975, CEP is comprised of a group of about 1,500 physicians, each of whom also own a small stake of the company (no one owner holds more than 0.5%). The company operates out of about 80 physician practices scattered throughout its services areas. CEP grows by recruiting new physician practices to buy into the company. Its biggest concentration of providers is in California, where clients include Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Marin General Hospital .