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Hospitalists On the Move


Hospitalist Lawrence Magras, MD, MBA, has been named medical director for the physician hospital organization at Catholic Health Services (CHS) in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Dr. Magras will serve as vice president and assistant medical director for clinical effectiveness, care coordination, and physician integration for the department of care management. Before transitioning to administration, he worked for several years as a hospitalist and held numerous positions focusing on quality improvement (QI) and efficient care management.

Randall Lorenz, MD, has been named chief hospitalist of the Sound Physicians hospitalist group at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, Calif. Dr. Lorenz completed his residency at the University of California at Irvine after receiving his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland. Sound Physicians has been providing hospitalist services at Dameron Hospital since April.

Bruce Mitchell, MD, is the new director of hospitalist services at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta. A Georgia native, Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Emory’s School of Medicine. After working as a hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., for 14 years, he made his return to Emory in 2010 as assistant professor of hospital medicine.

Ryan O’Connell, MD, is now vice president of performance and risk management at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn. Dr. O’Connell, who received his medical degree from New York University and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, practiced as a hospitalist at Bridgeport Hospital before being appointed medical director for care coordination there in 2011.

Jason Krupp, MD, is the new chief medical officer at Banner Boswell Medical Center of the Banner Health System in Sun City, Ariz. Before serving as CMO at several institutions prior to Banner Boswell, Dr. Krupp worked as both a hospitalist and a privately practicing hypertension specialist.

Business Moves

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH)

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) in Cobourg, Ontario, has announced plans to provide hospitalist services. The move came in response to the decline in primary-care physicians willing to provide their services to inpatients, according to a release from the hospital.

Sound Physicians

Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, Wash., has announced plans to provide hospitalist services at Mercy Health System’s Mt. Airy Hospital in Cincinnati. Sound already employs hospitalists at three of Mercy Health’s other Cincinnati-area hospitals.

IPC: The Hospitalist Co.

IPC: The Hospitalist Co., based in North Hollywood, Calif., announced its acquisition of three New England hospitalist practices. IPC will oversee operations at Nexis Healthcare Inc. in Taunton, Mass.; Fall River, Mass.-based Omni Medical Diagnostics PC; and Park Medical Associates LLC in North Smithfield, R.I. IPC estimates the three HM programs will increase patient encounters by 65,000 in the New England areas they serve.

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