Hospitalist and former SHM president Patrick Cawley, MD, MBA, MHM, has been named vice president for clinical operations and executive director of the Medical University Hospital Authority at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Cawley is MUSC’s executive medical director and chief medical officer. He starts his new position in April.
Amina Ahmed, MD, has been named director of hospitalist medicine at Summit Medical Group in Berkeley Heights, N.J. Prior to 2008, when she first joined Summit, Dr. Ahmed served as an internist with privileges at several northern New Jersey facilities, including Christ Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, and Hamilton Park Rehabilitation Center. In addition to hospital medicine, Dr. Ahmed also specializes in cardiovascular medicine.
Michael Tofano, MD, has been named hospitalist director at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Dr. Tofano previously was the HM director at UMass Memorial Health Care’s hospitals in Marlborough, Mass., and Clinton, Mass. He also served as associate chief of HM at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester. Dr. Tofano’s training is in hospital medicine with a focus on cardiology.
Hospitalist Valerie Carter of Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County in New Albany, Miss., was recently given the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Candidates for the award are nominated by hospital patients and their families and ultimately chosen by supervisors in the hospital’s nursing department.
North Hollywood, Calif.-based IPC: The Hospitalist Co. has announced the acquisitions of two new acute-care practices—Midwest Acute Care Consultants in St. Louis and AHCP of southeastern Michigan. IPC now provides and oversees hospitalist and post-acute-care practices in 28 states.
Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth, a provider of hospitalist services throughout the U.S., recently announced its acquisition of two private emergency medicine providers and one private anesthesiology firm. TeamHealth will administer ED services at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, Calif., and Mobile Emergency Group in Mobile, Ala. The firm also will oversee operations at hospitals served by Northern Valley Anesthesiology in Englewood, N.J.
Hospitalists at San Francisco-based Galen Inpatient Physicians are now partners with CEP America, a physician staffing firm based in Emeryville, Calif. Founded in 1975, CEP provides acute-care practice management, as well as hospitalist services to more than 100 facilities in eight states. Galen has provided hospitalist services since 2000.