Hospitalist Martha Buckley, MD, was named the 2011 Gordon B. Snider, MD, Physician Teammate of the Year among her peers at Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) in Lancaster, Ohio. Dr. Buckley has been a hospitalist at FMC for two years as part of Colonnade Medical Group, also based in Lancaster.
Hospitalist Scott Stuart, MD, has assumed the role of medical director for the PCU and care management at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. Dr. Stuart has worked for Evergreen as an internal-medicine hospitalist since 2005, and previously served as the managing physician and medical director of the hospitalist group from 2007 to 2010. He began his new roles earlier this month and continues as a hospitalist at Evergreen on a part-time basis.
Hospitalist Brian Clonts, MD, was honored with the Medical Innovator Award at the inaugural Champions of Health Care awards ceremony by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Clonts has worked at Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, Mo., since 2008. He is the medical director for the Skaggs Hospitalist Department and the Skaggs Stroke Program, serves on several committees, and serves as a physician in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Marc B. Westle, DO, FACP, FHM, has been appointed senior vice president of innovation at Mission Health in Asheville, N.C. A board-certified internist, Dr. Westle is charged with exploring “new options to improve delivery of healthcare” and moving Mission Health to an “outcome- accountable, risk-bearing capable organization” to serve western North Carolina, according to a release.
Hospitalist Rashid Ehsan, MD, has been named the 2011 Physician of the Year at Culpeper Regional Hospital in Culpeper, Va. Dr. Ehsan is chair of the Department of Medicine and a member of the hospital’s Medical Executive and CME committees. According to a release, he was honored for his professionalism, compassion, and popularity with patients, nurses, and support staff.
Marvin Trotter, MD, an ED doctor and hospitalist at Ukiah Valley (Calif.) Medical Center, has been named chief medical officer. Dr. Trotter will be a member of the executive team and will represent the medical staff in areas of vision, quality, and growth. He will continue to serve as a hospitalist for inpatient care. A graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Trotter is board-certified in internal medicine and has been a member of the Ukiah Valley team since 1986.