Emaus named president of Affinity Medical Group
02 / 11 / 2008
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Dr. Erik Emaus has been named president of Affinity Medical Group, a team of more than 200 health care professionals who provide medical care through a network of 23 clinics in 15 Northeast Wisconsin communities.
Emaus will be responsible for providing governance and direction for the coordination of all patient care activities within Affinity Medical Group, as well as have oversight for all functions related to the recruitment of Affinity Medical Group physicians.
Emaus, a Winneconne resident, joined Affinity Health System in 1999 as a primary care and sports medicine physician. He also served on the medical management team and as medical director for Affinity’s southern region of primary care and ambulatory medical specialties. In 2006, he served as interim chief medical officer and in 2007, he was appointed vice president of medical affairs for
Emaus earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University in East Lansing. He served his internship at Traverse City Community Hospital in Michigan. He is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine, and he is a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
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For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.