New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Hospitals Group has announced the appointment of Paul B. Iannini, MD, as physician-in-chief for medicine. Dr. Iannini will directly oversee inpatient medical services, including the hospitalist, intensivist, infectious disease, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and neurology programs. He will work with the medical staff to establish measurements that will facilitate ongoing improvements in the quality of care, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of care across all three Southcoast Hospitals sites—Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke’s in New Bedford, and Tobey in Wareham.
Dr. Iannini was formerly vice president for medical services at WellSpan Health in Pennsylvania, with responsibility for 17 hospital-based departments across two hospitals and nine specialty physician practices
David Handin, MD, has been named director of the HM program at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.
Dr. Handin has been a full-time hospitalist at Emerson for the past seven years. He began his career in Arizona, where he served for two years in the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation and then worked for two more years in a medical practice in Bisbee, Ariz. He returned to Massachusetts in 2000 as an attending physician on the hospitalist service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
David Bowman, MD, executive director of IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc.’s Tucson, Ariz., division, has received the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) Physician Executive of the Year award for 2011. The award recognizes a physician executive in a medical group practice who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional performance in the delivery of healthcare in his or her practice and community through personal example and collaborative team management.
Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA, MHM, chief executive officer and founder of Advanced ICU Care and former president of SHM, has been named a winner of the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition. The annual competition and leadership program honors female founders or co-founders of businesses whose success demonstrates the creativity, tenacity, and conviction necessary to realize their companies’ full potential and the drive to achieve market leadership.
One of 10 honorees, Dr. Gorman practiced as both an intensivist and a hospitalist physician before founding Advanced ICU Care in 2004. The company combines the technology of telemedicine with the clinical expertise of experienced intensivists and critical-care nurses to provide around-the-clock intensivist coverage.