Medicolegal Issues

Hospitalists On the Move


Susan D. Hutchins, MD, has been named medical director of hospitalist services at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Hutchins’ new responsibilities include managing nine hospitalists, two nurse practitioners, and one registered nurse as part of Memorial Hermann’s inpatient hospitalist program.

Lewis L. Low, MD, FCCM, FACP, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer of Legacy Health System in the Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., areas. Dr. Low has been commended by his colleagues for his supervision of several of Legacy’s hospitalist programs within the Portland metropolitan area.

Business Moves

Hospitalists of Northern Michigan (HNM)

Hospitalists of Northern Michigan (HNM) was featured in Inc. magazine’s “500/5000” ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. HNM ranked 1,609 on the list of the country’s most prominent independent entrepreneurial endeavors. HNM has provided hospitalist services to Northern Michigan since 2001.

Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena, Ark., began offering hospitalist services in September. Hospitalists will staff the 155-bed facility 24 hours a day in order to further the hospital’s mission of “Quality Care, Right Here.”

Inpatient Physicians of Southwest Florida (ISSF), a newly formed hospitalist group, has begun offering HM services in the Lee Memorial Health System’s Fort Myers, Fla.-area hospitals. ISSF is a collaborative between Brentwood, Tenn.-based Cogent HMG and the Hospitalist Group of Southwest Florida.


TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired Morrisville, N.C.-based Delphi Healthcare Partners. Delphi’s nearly 300 providers of general surgery, hospital medicine, OB/GYN, and orthopedic-care services will continue to practice in 42 healthcare programs across 19 states.

The Mauldin, S.C.-based OB Hospitalist Group has expanded its services to include the Owensboro Medical Health System’s 477-bed flagship facility in Owensboro, Ky., which serves northwestern Kentucky and southwestern Indiana.

—Michael O’Neal

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