Medicolegal Issues

HM On the Move


Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Ky., recently added a hospitalist program as part of its renovation campaign. Jeff Dickerson, MD, Ignacio Calvo, MD, and nurse practitioner Abe Keating are heading up the new hospitalist team.

Eric McFarling, MD, a hospitalist at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., received the Physician of Excellence Award from employees and peers. The award recognizes commitment to patient satisfaction and teamwork.

Emily Hebert, MD, an internal-medicine hospitalist at Baylor University Medical Center in Waco, Texas, was awarded the 2011 Texas Medical Association’s Anson Jones, MD, Award in the Physician Excellence in Reporting category for her work as medical expert for the local ABC affiliate. She recently joined the staff at The Cooper Clinic in Dallas as a preventive- medicine physician, specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Business Moves

IPC: the Hospitalist Co. has signed agreements to acquire Inpatient Clinical Solutions Inc. (ICS), an acute-care practice headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., and the hospitalist practice of Lionel J. Gatien, DO, PA, based in Jacksonville, Fla. IPC expects to add approximately 116,000 patient visits on an annual basis from these acquisitions.

Glendale, Calif.-based Apollo Medical Holdings Inc., a hospitalist-, critical-care and multi-disciplinary care-management service, has appointed Edward “Ted” Schreck chairman of the board. Schreck is a senior healthcare executive with 37 years of experience in both the private and public healthcare sectors.

Carlisle (Pa.) Regional Medical Center has added a 12-member hospitalist team to its list of medical departments. The team will be known as Hospitalists of Central Pennsylvania. Michael Hilden, MD, will serve as group director.

—Alexandra Schultz

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