John Carlile, MD, is the new medical director of pediatric hospitalist and intensivist services at Summerville (S.C.) Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Carlile worked as a pediatric critical care specialist at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.
Elaine McElveen, RN, has been named director of the hospitalist program at McLeod Medical Center Dillon in Dillon, S.C. In her new role, McElveen also will oversee the case management department. She has been a practicing nurse for the McLeod Health system for 28 years.
Christine Wentt, PA, an adult hospitalist physician assistant, has been inducted into the VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015-2016 by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Wentt works for Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists (MDICS), a private hospitalist group in Glen Burnie, Md. Wentt also serves as an adjunct professor in Drexel University’s physician assistant program.
Robert Zurcher, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer for emergency medicine at HNI Healthcare (formerly Hospitalists Now, Inc.), based in Austin, Texas. Dr. Zurcher comes to HNI Healthcare from IPC Healthcare, where he served as the administrative director for their Northwest Region. Dr. Zurcher has 27 years of practice experience and has founded and managed physician services companies in both hospital medicine and emergency medicine.
North Hollywood, Calif.-based IPC Healthcare recently announced its acquisition of Hospital Medicine Consultants, LLC, in Elgin, Ill., a locally owned practice serving several hospitals in the Chicago suburbs. IPC staffs hospitalist providers in more than 400 hospitals across the country.
The Schumacher Group, a private hospitalist and emergency medicine provider, announced the implementation of a new telehospitalist program at Abrom Kaplan Memorial and Acadia General Hospitals, both in Lafayette, La. The program will allow physicians to provide overnight care to the two facilities from a remote location. The Schumacher Group was founded in 1994 and currently serves more than four million patients per year.
Mike O’Neal is a freelance writer in New York City.