Kenneth Donovan, MD, FHM and Sarada Sripada, MD, SFHM have been named the 2011 Hospitalists of the Year, and Donald Quinn, MD, MBA, SFHM was named the 2011 Post Acute Hospitalist of the Year by IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc. Selected by IPC’s senior management team, the award includes an honorarium to each of the recipients. Additionally, IPC will make a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice for each of the recipients.
Paul Fu Jr., MD, MPH, FAAP, recently was named chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has served as chief of the division of pediatric hospital medicine since July 2011.
Former Cogent HMG senior vice president in charge of quality initiatives Anna-Gene O’Neal has taken a CEO position with Alive Hospice, a Nashville, Tenn.-based end-of-life care and grief support company. As CEO, O’Neal will oversee hospice and palliative care, as well as grief-support programs in a service area of 12 Middle Tennessee counties.
Kasra Djalayer, MD, a hospitalist based in Franklin, N.H., has received the 2011 Patients’ Choice Award from Patients’ Choice, an organization that collects and analyzes rankings from various patient-feedback websites, such as Vitals.com. Dr. Djalayer was honored based on a top ranking among physicians across the nation.
Hospitalist Glenn Rosenbluth, MD, has been appointed director of quality and safety programs for graduate medical education (GME) at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. In his new role, Dr. Rosenbluth will lead multiple GME-related programs while still continuing his leadership as associated director of the pediatrics residency training program.
Cogent HMG has established a new critical-care program at Saint Francis Hospital in Brentwood, Tenn., which marks the hospitalist management company’s 11th full-service intensivist program. The new program will be operated by The Intensivist Group, recently acquired by Cogent HMG, and will include the development and implementation of literature-based ICU guidelines, a staff intensivist in the hospital seven days a week, and intensivist consultation and comanagement for all ICU patients.
IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc. has acquired the facility-based practice of Asana Integrated Medical Group, a professional medical corporation that serves Southern California and Phoenix. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, Calif., the acquisition will add approximately 65,000 patient encounters annually to IPC.
IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc. has entered into agreements to provide hospitalist services to four Methodist Healthcare System hospitals in San Antonio. The agreements are with Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital, and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.
Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. has appointed Gary Augusta to its board of directors. Augusta brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive to the job.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has extended its hospitalist program to three additional Pennsylvania campuses, including the McKeesport, Greenville and Farrell hospitals.
Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga., has started a hospitalist program. The new team will be led by Marshall Tanner, MD, and will also include Alan Brown, MD, MBA, Frank Wilson, MD, and Ndubuisi Apu Ndukwe, MD.