With more than 40 years of experience in emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia and radiology, ApolloMD has grown into one of the most successful firms in the clinical outsourcing services industry, treating millions of patients each year in hospitals and health systems across the country.
Healthy Clinicians. Healthy Patients. Healthy Communities.
Multispecialty Solutions for Hospitals & Health Systems
ApolloMD offers leading multispecialty solutions for hospitals through a unique structure focused on exceptional clinical operations and enhanced patient care. Emphasizing quality, efficiency, communication and patient experience, ApolloMD works collaboratively with partner facilities to implement best practices and process improvement across the board.
As the health care marketplace grows increasingly complex, hospitals and health systems are turning to trusted partners to ensure the provision of value-based, cost-effective patient care. With a multispecialty focus and a network of national resources, ApolloMD offers scalable solutions for hospitals. We provide leadership development and support to our clinical teams utilizing comprehensive quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. This collaborative approach optimizes operational backing, department/clinician alignment and clinical quality, enhancing the patient experience from home to home.
Private, Independent Group with No Outside Ownership
ApolloMD is entirely owned by our physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and key business team members. We started in 1983 by partnering with a nonprofit health system, and we are proud of our history as a completely private, independent group for the last four decades. We have never invited or accepted outside ownership.
In 2005, ApolloMD’s founding partners saw the value in diversifying the company’s investments, and established APMD Holdings, LLC. APMD Holdings has focused predominantly on opportunities outside of health care, and has operated with the same guiding principles that drove the early success of ApolloMD. This investment company name was changed to ValorBridge Partners, LLC in 2012, and continues to be solely owned by ApolloMD clinicians and key members of ApolloMD’s business team. Like ApolloMD, ValorBridge Partners does not have outside ownership.
To this day, ApolloMD remains dedicated to an egalitarian ownership model that is open to all our full-time clinicians and senior-level company employees. Our innovative model combines alignment of quality, servant leadership, internal accountability, and client responsiveness to drive patient-centric care, and is led by one of the industry’s most tenured leadership teams.
ApolloMD offers three key distinctions, resulting
in top quality services for partner hospitals.
Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician Ownership
ApolloMD’s status as a privately held, physician and APC-owned and led practice offers several advantages to hospital partners. With no outside stakeholders, ApolloMD is accountable and responsible solely to hospital clients, partners, physicians and APCs.
Every full-time physician and APC is offered the opportunity to invest in the practice through ApolloMD Partners, Inc. The program offers an increased potential return on investment over time. This unique offering supports recruitment and retention efforts, attracting high-quality clinicians while promoting teamwork and collaboration across all specialties.
Highly Effective Transition Process
With a strong ability to retain physicians and a highly-effective transition process, ApolloMD has successfully transitioned more than fifty contracts in the past five years. In order to facilitate the startup process, we developed a systemized approach to contract transitions, utilizing a 105-point interdepartmental checklist. When awarded a new contract, the transition process is kicked off immediately, with ApolloMD’s dedicated transition team on-site at the hospital within 24 to 48 hours of an announcement to meet with existing clinicians.
In addition to a proven contract management process, ApolloMD’s recruitment and retention expertise allow for smooth contract transitions. Our experienced clinical recruitment team works closely with local leadership and hospital administration to identify and hire physicians and APCs well-suited for each individual facility. We maintain a sizable pool of Strike Travel Team members who can provide interim coverage during start-ups and periods of unforeseen staffing shortages.
ApolloMD was founded on the idea of clinician alignment, and this concept remains a cornerstone of the company today. Our unique compensation model aligns the incentives of our clinicians with the goals and initiatives of the hospitals and health systems we serve. In addition to a volume-based component which promotes efficient practice, ApolloMD’s model also includes our unique Quality Partner Incentive (QPI). The QPI accounts for approximately 20% of physician compensation and includes:
- Core Measure Compliance
- Clinical and Professional Quality
- Patient, Nursing, and Medical Staff Satisfaction
- Citizenship and Teamwork
ApolloMD empowers our Regional Presidents and Medical Directors to track progress on these measures, actively engage hospital Peer Review, Quality, & Grievance Committees and collaborate with medical and nursing staff to ensure these objectives are met.