Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine


Xavier Perez, MD

Xavier Perez, MD, is the 2013 Hospitalist Medical Director of the Year at TeamHealth. Dr. Perez oversees the hospital medicine program at Sutter Solano Medical Center, a 102-bed acute care center in Vallejo, Calif. Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth has been partnering with hospital-based providers to provide hospitalist, emergency, and anesthesia staffing since 1979.

Christopher Sharp, MD

Christopher Sharp, MD, has been named the new chief medical information officer at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, Calif. Dr. Sharp is hospitalist at Stanford University Medical Center, clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and chair of the Medical Staff Health Information Management (HIM) Committee.

Business Moves

Hospitalists of Northern Michigan (HNM) Xavier Perez, MD

Hospitalists of Northern Michigan (HNM), based in Traverse City, Mich., has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2013 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The award has honored healthcare employers for economic development, employee satisfaction, and retention for the last six years. HNM provides hospitalist services to six hospitals in four different healthcare systems throughout Northern Michigan.

IPC The Hospitalist Company Xavier Perez, MD

IPC The Hospitalist Company, based in North Hollywood, Calif., recently announced that it will oversee hospitalist services at Metropolitan Pulmonary and Hospital Medicine, P.C. (MPHM), in Kansas City, Mo. This new agreement will place IPC management into two new Kansas City hospitals. IPC provides hospitalist services to over 350 hospitals in 28 states throughout the country.

WakeMed Health and Hospitals, a Raleigh, N.C.-based healthcare system, now provides pediatric hospitalist services to Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) in Sanford, N.C. WakeMed will begin by staffing three pediatric hospitalists at CCH to establish 24-hour pediatric inpatient care. Central Carolina Hospital is an acute care community hospital that already offers hospitalist services to its adult patients.

Sound Inpatient Physicians Xavier Perez, MD

Tacoma, Wash.-based Sound Inpatient Physicians has partnered with CHRISTUS Health to provide hospitalist services at seven of its hospitals in Texas and Louisiana. The seven hospitals are CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South in Corpus Christi, Texas; CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Medical Center and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills, both in San Antonio, Texas; CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, La.; CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, La.; and CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center in Shreveport, La. Sound now provides hospitalist services to over 70 hospitals throughout the country. CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic hospital system made up of more than 40 hospitals throughout seven U.S. states and six Mexican states.

Carolinas Medical Center–Union Xavier Perez, MD

Carolinas Medical Center–Union in Monroe, N.C., will staff three 24-hour pediatric hospitalists thanks to an agreement with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. Both hospitals are part of Carolinas HealthCare System, which is the largest public, non-profit hospital system in North and South Carolina.

Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Ore., is offering hospitalist services to inpatients at the flagship hospital of Curry Health Network, which is made up of seven hospitals and outpatient clinics serving the Wild Rivers Coast area of southwestern Oregon.

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