Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) in Butler, Mo., has partnered with Saint Luke’s Health System and Saint Luke’s Physician Specialists to offer hospital medicine services at the facility. The new hospitalist program will staff four hospitalists seven days a week in the hospital from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and via telemedicine at night. Saint Luke’s Health System is a regional hospital system that consists of 10 acute care facilities and dozens of outpatient, specialty, and laboratory practices throughout the greater Kansas City area.
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) in Spruce Pine, N.C., recently launched its first hospitalist program. BRRH is a 46-bed, nonprofit, acute care facility serving lower Avery, upper McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey counties in North Carolina.
IPC Healthcare, Inc. (formerly IPC The Hospitalist Company), based in North Hollywood, Calif., recently acquired Capital Internal Medicine, LLC, based in Silver Spring, Md.; Geriatrics Associates, PC, in Albuquerque, N.M., and GTA Health Solutions in Morristown, Tenn. Capital Internal Medicine is a physician staffing company serving the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. Geriatrics Associates is a long-term and hospice care provider serving greater Albuquerque. GTA Health Solutions is a post-acute behavioral health practice. IPC provides hospitalist and post-acute staffing services in 27 states across the country.
Moses Taylor Hospital, a 217-bed acute care center in Scranton, Penn., recently opened a brand new pediatric wing that will be staffed by a team of pediatric hospitalists from Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The new Pediatric Center of Excellence will provide 18 beds for pediatric care 24 hours a day. Moses Taylor Hospital is part of Commonwealth Health, a regional healthcare network in Northeastern Pennsylvania consisting of six hospitals and dozens of post-acute and laboratory centers throughout the region.
The Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), based in Greenville, S.C., has announced a partnership with Huntington Hospital in San Gabriel Valley, Calif., to provide OB/GYN hospitalist services to inpatients around the clock. Huntington Hospital is a 625-bed nonprofit institution with a level II trauma center. OBHG has been providing inpatient OB/GYN services since 2006.
Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, Wash., received a 2015 Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Silver Award from Seattle Business magazine. The award recognizes “high-quality, cost-effective health care through innovative new business models and clinical processes.” Sound has been providing hospitalist physician services since 2001.
Sound Physicians is now providing hospitalist services to Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospital in Henderson, Nev. St. Rose Dominican is a nonprofit, religiously sponsored hospital part of the Dignity Health network, which operates hospitals, clinics, and care centers in 21 states across the country. Sound Physicians is one of the largest hospitalist providers in the United States, serving hospitals in 35 states across the United States.
Southland MD, a regional hospitalist service provider based in Thomasville, Ga., is now providing hospital medicine at Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge, Ga. Memorial Hospital and Manor is an 80-bed acute care hospital with an adjacent 107-bed nursing home next door. Southland MD is a regional hospitalist, emergency medicine, and outpatient care provider serving patients throughout South Georgia and North Florida.
TeamHealth, a hospitalist and emergency medicine staffing company based in Knoxville, Tenn., was recently named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review. TeamHealth provides hospitalist, emergency medicine, pediatric, anesthesia, and urgent care through its affiliates in 47 U.S. states across the country.