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Hospitalists on the Move


On the Move

Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM

Russell Holman, MD, MHM

Kurt Krupnick, MD

John M. Little Jr., MD, MBA

Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, has been named associate chief medical officer of UCLA Hospitals in Los Angeles. She comes to this position from her role as associate medical director of quality and safety at UCLA Hospitals.

Dr. Afsar serves on the SHM board of directors and is an active member of the hospitalist community. In addition to hospital medicine, she also specializes in neurosurgery.

Russell Holman, MD, MHM, is the new chief medical officer of LifePoint Hospitals, based in Brentwood, Tenn. Dr. Holman formerly was chief clinical officer at Cogent HMG. In 2002, he received the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine and is a former SHM president.

Charles Edwards, MBA, MD, FACP, has been appointed vice chair of clinical operations and quality assurance at the University of South Florida Department of Internal Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Edwards is director of the USF Morsani College of Medicine’s division of hospital medicine, of which he is a founding member.

Kurt Krupnick, MD, has been named physician of the year at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in Prescott, Ariz. Dr. Krupnick has been a YRMC hospitalist since 2009.

John M. Little Jr., MD, MBA, is the new chief payor development officer at national hospitalist management company Cogent HMG, based in Brentwood, Tenn. Dr. Little previously was vice president of healthcare services and chief medical officer for the South Carolina division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He previously practiced family medicine full time.

Business Moves

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based TeamHealth will provide hospitalist services at West Boca Medical Center in Raton, Fla.; Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, Tenn.; Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn.; and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, Tenn. TeamHealth was founded in 1979 and now provides hospitalist management services in 10 states across the country.

IPC: The Hospitalist Company Inc., based in North Hollywood, Calif., announced its acquisition of Morristown, N.J.-based Internal Medicine Consultants (IMC). IMC currently serves nearly 18,000 patients per year. IPC manages hospitalist services in 28 states across the U.S.

Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, Wash., is overseeing hospitalist services at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Mishawaka, Ind. SJRMC is part of the Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health hospital system, the fourth-largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S. Sound Physicians currently employs more than 500 doctors in more than 70 hospitals nationwide.

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