This month, The Hospitalist features new appointments, promotions, awards, and achievements of hospital medicine physicians and healthcare industry professionals.
Douglas Carlson, MD, FAAP, SFHM, has been appointed professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill. Dr. Carlson is a pediatric hospitalist who served as director of the pediatric hospitalist medicine division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Carlson currently serves as co-chair of the SHM Pediatric Committee, as well as Workforce Taskforce Leader for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Leadership Committee and chair of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine National Conference Planning Committee.
Howard Epstein, MD, FHM, has been appointed executive vice president and chief medical officer at PreferredOne, a health services and insurance provider based in Golden Valley, Minn. Dr. Epstein comes to PreferredOne from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) in Bloomington, where he served as chief health systems officer. An SHM board member, Dr. Epstein previously helped found the hospital medicine and palliative care programs at Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Medical Group in St. Paul, Minn.
Les Hall, MD, has been appointed executive dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, as well as CEO of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group in Columbia, S.C. Prior to his role at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Hall served as associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and chief medical officer of the University of Missouri Health System in Columbia, Mo. Dr. Hall is a practicing hospitalist and an active member of SHM, and he has continued to care for patients throughout his career as a healthcare leader.
• Liesbet Jansen, MD, was awarded the 2014 Dr. Alexander MacIntyre Award of Excellence by the Alliston (Ontario, Canada) and Area Physician Recruitment Committee for demonstrating excellence in medical practice and commitment to the local community. Dr. Jansen serves as a hospitalist and chief of family medicine at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
Hans Jeppesen, MD, is the new chief of hospital medicine at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) in Salem, Mass. In addition to overseeing the hospitalist team at NSMC, Dr. Jeppesen will also be responsible for caring for inpatients at NSMC Salem and Union (Lynn, Mass.) Hospitals. Before joining NSMC, Dr. Jeppesen served as chief of hospitalist services at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass.
Todd Kislak is the new chief development officer for Hospitalists Now, Inc. (HNI), a national physician management company based in Austin, Texas. In his new role, Kislak is responsible for sales and business development as well as marketing for HNI. Kislak formerly served as vice president of marketing and development for IPC The Hospitalist Company, based in North Hollywood, Calif.
Kelly London, PA-C, has been awarded Non-Physician Hospitalist of the Year by the Maryland chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine. London is the first nonphysician provider to receive the award, and was nominated along with other qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants throughout Maryland. London serves on the hospitalist team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, managed by MDICS (Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists), in Annapolis, Md.
Jennifer Miraglia is the new executive director for the Chicago region of IPC The Hospitalist Company, a national hospital medicine management company based in North Hollywood, Calif. Before coming to IPC, Miraglia worked as regional vice president of operations for RehabCare, a division of Kindred Healthcare based in Louisville, Ky. IPC manages hospitalist services in over 400 hospitals across the United States.