Partnership with Emergency Care Specialists Announced

April 27, 2018

Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce a partnership with Emergency Care Specialists (ECS), the largest private, physician owned emergency medicine practice in West Michigan.

“We are excited to welcome ECS to Memorial Healthcare and the Owosso community,” said Brian L. Long, Memorial Healthcare CEO/President. “ECS is committed to providing the highest level of care to ensure patient safety, quality, and satisfaction,” adds Long.

Effective May 1, 2018, ECS physicians and advanced practice professionals will begin staffing the Emergency Department at Memorial Healthcare and will provide exceptional emergency care services to the community of Owosso. The ECS team will be led by Dr. Chris Clark and Dr. Jes Smith.

ECS believes that the culture of an organization is vital to its success and that’s why their core values and guiding principles include integrity, education, innovation, continuous improvement, entrepreneurship, and stewardship.

“ECS looks forward to partnering with Memorial Healthcare to provide quality, safe, and compassionate care to Owosso community members in their time of need,” says Dr. Ken Johnson, Chief Medical Officer at ECS. “We consider it a privilege to meet the healthcare needs of the Owosso community and look forward to being a collaborative partner with the team at MHC.”

Emergency Care Specialists, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the largest private, physician owned emergency medicine practice in West Michigan. Established in 1984, ECS has been a leader and innovator in emergency medicine for nearly thirty-five years and is one of the leading providers of emergency medical services in the Midwest. ECS physicians staff emergency rooms across the state and treat over 420,000 emergency room patients annually. To learn more about ECS visit their website at