HM MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Sound Physicians, based in Tacoma, Wash., is now providing hospitalist services at both Christus Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, Texas, and John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Christus Santa Rosa consists of four acute care hospitals, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, and several outpatient clinics and emergency centers in the greater San Antonio area. John Peter Smith Hospital is a 537-bed trauma center serving the central Fort Worth area.
IPC The Hospitalist Company, based in North Hollywood, Calif., has acquired the practice groups of Bruce G. Johnson, DO, PC, in Roseville, Mich.; Allen Trager, DO, PC, in Flint, Mich.; and Victor Toledano, MD, PA, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. IPC also completed its acquisition of Park Avenue Health Care Management, LLC; Park Avenue Medical Associates, PC; Park Avenue Medical Associates, LLC; and Geriatric Services, PC, (collectively, “Park Avenue”), all based in White Plains, N.Y. IPC now provides hospitalist services in 28 states.
Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pa., is now providing pediatric hospitalist services. Initially, the program will staff six pediatric hospitalists at the 148-bed facility. The facility joins Lancaster General Hospital as the second in the county to provide pediatric hospital medicine services.
Morthland College Health Services (MCHS) in West Frankfort, Ill., has assumed coverage of hospitalist services at Harrisburg Medical Center (HMC) in Harrisburg, Ill. MCHS already provides hospital medicine services at Franklin Hospital in Benton, Ill. Morthland College is a small liberal arts college founded in 2009. Harrisburg Medical Center is a 98-bed acute care hospital serving greater Saline County, Ill.
The Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), based in Mauldin, S.C., is providing services to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. Milford Memorial has served communities in the Milford area since 1938. OBHG provides inpatient OB/GYN services to nearly 50 hospitals and clinics nationwide.
St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., has partnered with the University of North Dakota to institute a new hospitalist fellowship program in North Dakota. The one-year program is the first of its kind in North Dakota.