Several prominent hospitalist leaders have been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2016. Among them are Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, MHM, a pediatric hospitalist as well as CMO and deputy administrator for innovation and quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, a hospitalist and the current U.S. Surgeon General; Lynn Massingale, MD, co-founder and executive chairman of the hospitalist staffing firm TeamHealth; and Robert M. Wachter, MD, MHM, a national hospitalist leader, professor, and interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a founder of the hospitalist movement.
Susan George, MD, SFHM, recently received the Katharine F. Erskine Award from the YWCA in Worcester, Mass. Dr. George served as an internal medicine physician at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester for a total of 20 years and as hospitalist medical director there from 2007 until this year, when she left to go into private practice. Dr. George still teaches at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as an associate professor of medicine. The award is named for Katharine F. Erskine, a former YWCA president and women’s advocate since before the turn of the 20th century.
Alanna Small, MD, was recently named deputy chief of staff for Physician Services at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow, Alaska. Prior to this role, Dr. Small served as a hospitalist at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Envision also announced its planned acquisition of Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG), based in Ann Arbor, Mich., a private emergency and hospital medicine staffing firm serving the Midwestern United States since 1976.
Michael O’Neal is a freelance writer in New York City.