Dr. Mark Bell has been a managing partner in EMA since 1998. Having led the start-up and management of 9 of EMA sites, he has developed a unique skill set centered on creating department efficiencies and managing the critical role emergency departments serve in driving hospital profit. He is currently the Director of Emergency Services at Sherman Oaks Hospital, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Huntington Beach Hospital and Alvarado Medical Center. He developed the EMA administrative residency program which prepares EMA physicians for administrative roles. His expertise covers customer service, strategic planning, business development, and community service. Dr. Bell is an active physician, hospital advocate, and represents his colleagues in issues on a regional and national level.
Dr. Mark Bell is a graduate of The Chicago Medical School. His undergraduate training was in Santa Barbara, California, at Westmont College. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center in 1996, and since that time has been in private practice. He’s a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and has been a managing partner in EMA since 1998. Mark has participated in the growth and development of the emergency medicine division of the company, as well as the establishment of a hyperbaric/wound program, an outpatient family medical center, and most recently the Benchmark Hospitalist program. His expertise is particularly strong in ED and in-patient efficiencies, customer service, paramedic outreach, strategic planning, and business development. Dr. Bell spends much of his time teaching emergency physicians skills in administrative management and emergency medicine leadership. He’s published articles on an array of topics such as pediatric cardiology, nutrition, and EM reimbursement, and frequently lectures on subjects most interesting to him such as The History of Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare, EMTALA, and the Field Management of the Unknown Overdose.