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.
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.
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.