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Established in 1994 in Lafayette, Louisiana, SCP (originally Schumacher Group) was founded on the belief that there was a better way to deliver and manage emergency medical services in the hospital environment. Our founder, William “Kip” Schumacher, M.D., aimed to make a positive difference in Emergency Medicine staffing. Today, SCP has grown to one of the largest healthcare partners in the country, and Dr. Schumacher’s founding belief continues to guide the company’s mission.

Working toward a better way

After 20 years of operating independently, in 2015 SCP merged with like-minded physician management group Hospital Physician Partners. The move grew SCP’s national reach, adding 2,000 providers and multiple states to the roster. In the following year, they also joined forces with ECI Healthcare Partners, a hospital and physician management group out of Michigan. With a new portfolio of 8 million patients, 7,500 providers, 30 states, and 400 hospital facilities, this powerful trio set out to deliver better hospital and physician services on a national level. Following the original mission of Dr. Schumacher, SCP was born.