About Us

Emergency Care Specialists, PC, is a physician owned and governed private practice specializing in all aspects of acute care medicine.

Established in 1984 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, ECS has continued to grow both in size and breadth to meet the needs of patients throughout Michigan. What started out as a small group of physicians staffing one emergency department and educating emergency medicine residents there has grown into a service that includes all aspects of acute care medicine.

Today, ECS is proud to retain over 150 physicians (over 100 of which are equal physician owners) and 85 Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners (who staff 15 emergency departments, caring for over 450,000 patients annually).

Internal medicine

Mission Statement

To provide innovative health services and solutions.

Vision Statement

We're committed to expanding the boundaries of integrated healthcare:

  • By excelling in clinical practice, education, research, management, and business innovation.
  • To ensure quality, value, access, and experience
  • Through a physician owned and governed organization

Our Services

ECS is built on a culture of service. Our equal equity partnership structure keeps us focused on quality care of our patients and excellent service to our hospital partners.

Our wide variety of services allows for our providers to expand their career and follow their passions.  Within ECS, providers have the ability to pursue other activities outside of clinical shift work.  This helps avoid burnout and leads to greater provider satisfaction.

Our expertise has similarly expanded to encompass all aspects of acute care, including:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Observation Medicine
  • Sedation
  • Peds EM
  • Aeromedical
  • Ultrasound
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • MAT/Opioid Dependence Treatment
  • Medical Scribes
  • Quality Services
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Coding/Billing/Medical Practice Management
  • Medical Education:  Student and Resident teaching
  • Occupational Medicine services
  • Physician and APP staffing services


Our Family of Companies

The ever-changing complexities of healthcare have given ECS the opportunity to meet the needs of our communities through diversified offerings in specialized companies.  Our subsidiaries, which effectively manage and support back office functions and additional service lines, include the following:

  • Medical Management Specialists (MMS)
  • Visionary Medical Services (VMS)
  • Helix Services
  • Professional Treatment Solutions (PTS)