Hospitalist John C. Sorg, MD, recently was appointed medical director of the hospitalist program at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, Ark. Dr. Sorg is board-certified in internal medicine and spent nearly 20 years in private practice in Elkhart, Ind.
Chintu Sharma, MD, is the July Physician of the Month at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. Dr. Sharma has been a hospitalist at Carroll for more than two years, and his supervisors say that he leads by example in providing excellent patient care.
Karim Godamunne, MD, is the new chief medical officer of North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga. Dr. Godamunne also serves as the HM group’s medical director at North Fulton.
After working with the HM group at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, Mich., since 2003, Iris Mangulabnan, MD, FACP, has been named the group’s medical director. The program employs 27 providers, 18 of whom are hospitalists.
Deborah Puckhaber, MD, has been named medical director of the hospitalist service at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt. Dr. Puckhaber completed her medical training at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine, and practiced adolescent and internal medicine for 14 years before becoming a hospitalist.
Kenric Maynor, MD, has been named HM director of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. In addition to his duties of overseeing the HM programs at six area hospitals, Dr. Maynor will implement a new program at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton.
Adam Fall, MD, SFHM, has joined TeamHealth’s Hospital Medicine Eastern Division as regional medical director for its eastern Tennessee and Georgia regions.
Jeffrey L. Dryden, DO, is the new medical director of the hospitalist team at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Dr. Dryden has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years, and currently serves as a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and the South Central Ozark Association of Osteopathic Physicians.