PEP was founded in 1972, and currently provides physician and physician assistant staffing at the following hospitals: Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne, Parkview Dekalb Hospital, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Lagrange Hospital, Parkview Noble Hospital, Parkview Warsaw Free Standing Emergency Department, Parkview Wabash Hospital, Parkview Whitley Hospital, and Cameron Memorial Hospital. Parkview Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in northeast Indiana, and is an ACS accredited Level 2 Adult and Pediatric trauma center, as well as accredited chest pain center and DNV accredited comprehensive stroke center. The new facility opened March 17, 2012. Total annual volume for the group exceeds 250,000 patient visits, and the group includes 68 full time emergency department physicians, 41 physician assistants, and 6 administrative staff. The group is also involved in overseeing the Parkview EMS program, including Samaritan transport program, which includes two helicopters and a ground MICU, Parkview Community Paramedicine program, and 23 ground ambulance units.