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Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA)

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Providing Excellence in Emergency Medicine Across Minnesota


Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA) was founded in 1969 and is owned and governed by its participating physicians. We take pride in our culture of mutual respect and camaraderie. Our culture is the secret behind EPPA's attraction and successful tradition.

Our physician group teams more than 200 board-certified emergency physicians with advanced practice clinicians (APCs) including physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide expert emergency care efficiently and effectively. We currently provide staffing for 7 hospital emergency departments in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud area and also staff our three east-metro Urgency Room.

Our Culture

At EPPA we are driven by a culture that is focused on the success of our providers and employees.  We foster an environment which supports individual growth both personally and professionally.  Our strong leadership consists of hospital medical directors, assistant medical directors, senior leadership and management teams along with the support of multiple development committees.  This support encourages the group to work together as a team on what we value most, excellence in emergency medicine.  We believe this support generates satisfied, successful professionals and an extraordinary provider group.  We continually maintain impressive partner and employee retention rates and we believe the strong influence of our organizational culture is the driving force. 


EPPA will provide an innovative, stable and supportive platform to practice acute care medicine as an independent group. This framework allows our health professionals the best opportunity to align with our partners in delivering world-class care for our patients.


Through the pursuit of excellence, EPPA will be the premier provider of acute care medicine in the markets we serve.

Hospital Partners

EPPA physicians and APCs staff the ERs of Allina Heath Buffalo, Mercy and Unity Hospitals, CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, Fairview Southdale and Ridgedale Hospitals and HealthPartners Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. Our hospitals are Level II, III or IV trauma centers with primary heart and stroke programs certified by the Joint Commission. We work with our hospitals to maintain strong academic relationships with emergency medicine residency programs at Hennepin County Medical Center and Regions Hospital, both Level I trauma centers.

The Urgency Room

In 2010, EPPA became the first organization in the Midwest to bring out-of-hospital emergency care to communities in need with The Urgency Room (UR). Owned and operated by its physicians, the UR brings patients the emergency medical care they need without the long wait and hassle associated with many hospital ERs. With locations in Eagan, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury, The Urgency Room strives to be the destination of choice for patients in need of emergency care.

Partner with EPPA

Interested in aligning your organization with the proven leaders at EPPA?  Find out how we can bring the success of our organization and culture to you.

Mrs. Becky Leagjeld Image Mrs. Becky Leagjeld
5435 Feltl Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343

(952) 857-0642