Mark Shapiro, MD, has been appointed chief of medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. A hospitalist with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group since 2006, Dr. Shapiro recently began work as a physician collaborator with PracticingExcellence.com, a Web-based physician-learning platform expected to launch this fall.
John Davidyock, MD, SFHM, is the new section chief of hospital medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Davidyock also is vice chair of patient safety and quality improvement, and assistant professor of medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Davidyock has been a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine since 2012.
Rana Tan, MD, chief hospitalist at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., recently received the 2013 Summit Award for excellence in hospital medicine from Tacoma, Wash.-based Sound Physicians. Dr. Tan has served as chief hospitalist at Harrison Medical Center since 2010 and has been with Sound Physicians since 2005. She oversees 16 hospitalists on her team at Harrison.
Gary J. Carver, MD, is the new director of hospital medicine at Coshocton (Ohio) Hospital. He previously worked as Coshocton Hospital’s chief of staff and sat on the board of trustees.
Thomas McIlraith, MD, SFHM, CLHM, received SHM’s Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine at HM13 in May. Dr. McIlraith is chairman of hospital medicine at Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif. He is responsible for 24/7 operations at four hospitals and a department of 60 hospitalist physicians. In addition, he is a member of the Mercy Medical Group board of directors. He also is a clinical instructor at the University of California at Davis.
Sameh Naseib, MD, SFHM, CLHM, also received SHM’s Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine at HM13 in May. Dr. Naseib is inpatient medical director at Beaver Medical Group in Redlands, Calif., where he supervises the hospitalist programs at San Gorgonio Memorial and Redlands Community hospitals.
Sound Physicians has announced new contracts for hospitalist services at San Joaquin Community Hospital, a 254-bed facility in Bakersfield, Calif., and at Kona Community Hospital, a 94-bed hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii.
Emeryville, Calif.–based CEP America, a private physician-staffing firm, is providing hospitalist services at both Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., and Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif. CEP’s added services are in addition to the emergency medicine services the group has provided at the two hospitals for more than a decade.
Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. (ApolloMed), based in Glendale, Calif., is providing hospitalist services to Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, Calif. Pacifica is a 242-bed acute-care hospital that serves several communities throughout the San Fernando Valley. ApolloMed provides physician services at 29 hospitals throughout southern and central California.
Michael O'Neal is a freelance writer in New York.