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Hospitalists on the Move


 

Judy Shumway, DO

Judy Shumway, DO, practice group leader and regional medical director of IPC: The Hospitalist Company’s San Antonio region, received IPC’s Hospitalist of the Year award for acute-care practice. Dr. Shumway helped pioneer the hospitalist program at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. She has been a hospitalist with IPC since 2007.

Rafael Rondon, MD

Rafael Rondon, MD, practice group leader in IPC: The Hospitalist Company’s Tampa, Fla., region, received IPC’s Hospitalist of the Year award for post-acute care. Dr. Rondon has been with IPC since 2008. He is actively pursuing the IPC-UCSF Fellowship Program for Hospitalist Leaders.

Ty Montgomery, FN-C

Ty Montgomery, FN-C, a nurse practitioner and practice group representative in IPC: The Hospitalist Company’s Phoenix region, has been awarded IPC’s Hospitalist of the Year award for non-physician providers. Montgomery was recognized for helping to bring the hospitalist care model to northern Arizona’s rural communities.

Gary G. Gammon, MD

Gary G. Gammon, MD, has been named the new medical director of hospitalist services at Moore Regional Hospital (MRH) in Pinehurst, N.C. Dr. Gammon previously worked for the hospitalist program at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. In his new role, Dr. Gammon will oversee 36 hospitalists and 15 nonphysician providers in the hospitalist service.

Kerry Weiner, MD

Kerry Weiner, MD, is the new chief medical officer at North Hollywood, Calif.-based IPC: The Hospitalist Company. Prior to his new position, Dr. Weiner served as IPC’s chief clinical officer. Before joining IPC in 2011, he served as CMO for Lakeside Medical Organization, a multispecialty community health-care provider based in Northridge, Calif.

Business Moves

Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, Wash., has announced plans to begin managing hospitalist services at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va. The 168-bed facility is one of 10 Sentara Medical Group acute-care hospitals throughout Virginia. Sound Physicians manages more than 650 hospitalists at more than 70 facilities across the U.S.

Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale, Mich., has announced plans to launch a new hospitalist program later this year. The 78-bed community hospital will begin staffing six hospitalists to serve its patients.

The South Bend, Ind.-based OB/GYN Associates of Northern Indiana is offering OB hospitalist services at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. OBNI will provide round-the-clock services at the 286-bed acute-care facility.

Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in partnership with nearby Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant, has launched a new hospitalist program at the 74-bed community hospital. The program will begin with two hospitalists, and Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant will provide supplementary coverage as needed.

Reference

  1. Dr. Robert Stoelting (President, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation) slides presented January 13, 2013 at The Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit (http://www.patientsafetysummit.org).

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