March S. Demyun, MD, has accepted a position as program director of the newly developed hospitalist program at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. Dr. Demyun joined the hospital as an internist in 2005. The new team will consist of one other full-time hospitalist, a full-time nurse practitioner, and five other internists.
J.P. Valin, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer for Banner Medical Group’s Western region. Dr. Valin is chief of staff at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo., as well as the director of McKee’s hospitalist program.
Sarah Swift, MD, has been appointed director of Central Vermont Medical Center’s hospitalist program in Berlin. Dr. Swift most recently served as an inpatient-attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the division of hospital medicine. She also was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
David Levy, MD, pulmonary disease physician and hospitalist at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division in Brooklyn, N.Y., was presented with the Nefesh Chaya Community Service Award by the Bikur Cholim of Flatbush for outstanding contributions to the community.
Jamie Gray, MD, was awarded the 2011 Rising Star Award by Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, Colo., where she is vice president of the medical staff and an adult hospitalist. The award is for physicians who have been at the hospital for five or fewer years, and acknowledges a standout physician’s abilities in leadership, quality, community contributions, and the daily use of evidence-based medicine. Dr. Gray was chosen by her peers, physician leadership, and hospital administration.
Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, FACP, FHM, associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, was named one of the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better 2011” by HealthLeaders Media. Dr. Arora was recognized for her research on sleep schedules for residents to improve quality and safety.