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 Huntington Hospital, Parkview Lagrange Hospital, Parkview Noble Hospital, Parkview Warsaw Free Standing Emergency Department, Parkview Wabash Hospital, Parkview Whitley Hospital, Cameron Memorial Hospital, and Dekalb Health. 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 primary stroke center. The new facility opened March 17, 2012. Total annual volume for the group exceeds 200,000 patient visits, and the group includes 68 full times emergency department physicians, 35 physician assistants, and 28 administration and billing 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.