Emergency Medicine Specialists (EM Specialists) is a Dayton-based, diverse team of highly engaged and board certified emergency medicine physicians,focused on improving care at the local level. Since 1981, we have delivered care with compassion to patients in the Kettering Health Network.

We are leaders in the “One Best Practice” initiative and standardization of throughput expectations. We lead in patient experience among all of our network emergency departments with national recognition by Press Ganey in 2014 EM Specialists sees Kettering Health Network as a valued business partner and we are committed to the success of each facility.



EM Specialists serves multiple customers, but serving patients is our privilege. By providing an exceptional emergency experience, we set an expectation of compassion and competence.

We recognize the medical staff is our customer. Through regular meetings with key service lines, interactions with admitting physicians, and a strong presence on a multitude of hospital committees, we are invested in the best outcomes for our mutual patients.

We integrate our physicians with the nursing staff and ED leadership to provide a team approach to emergency medicine, serving as partners at the front door of the hospital. Through combined efforts, we have developed efficient processes in a culture of respect and trust that has kept our staff pleased in their daily work. The physicians have ranked very high in annual employee opinion surveys conducted by hospital leadership.


Future Growth

We are committed to the success of Kettering Health Network in the southwest Ohio market and strive to be the provider of choice in emergency services.  EM Specialists serves twelve of the Kettering Health Network facilities, seven hospitals and five free-standing facilities.


Our Mission


EM Specialists strives to provide the highest standard of emergency services through dedicated commitment to medical care, operational efficiency, customer service, community involvement, and administrative collaboration.


EM Specialists envisions building on our current relationships to be the ultimate solution for one best practice in emergency services in the Greater Dayton area for Kettering Health Network.


We provide the following attributes in our care: Quality, Compassion, Safety, Collaboration, Integrity, and Loyalty.


Success Factors

EM Specialists is committed to the Dayton Region. With a focus on our community, we are centered on Kettering Health Network. We firmly believe that our practice and management style thrives from our partnership with engaged hospital and departmental leadership. We create mutual wins when goals are aligned to provide cost effective medicine in an environment committed to quality outcomes.