Michael Rader, MD, has been named the chief medical officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs New York/New Jersey Health Care Network. The network serves upward of a half-million veterans in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Rader’s appointment began on Oct. 15, 2017.
Previously, Dr. Rader was chief medical officer at Prospect East Orange (N.J.) General. In his new position, the 35-year veteran will be charged with overseeing care at VA facilities in Albany Stratton, Bath, Canandaigua, and Syracuse in New York, as well as the VA Western New York Health System, the New York Harbor Health System, the New Jersey Health Care System, Hudson Valley Healthcare System, the James J. Peters and Northport VA Medical Centers, as well as 66 community-based outpatient clinics.
The Rhode Island Medical Society has elected Bradley Collins, MD, as its new president. An internist and hospitalist, Dr. Collins practices at Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., where he started in 2006 as a staff hospitalist. He’s now the medical director of appeals for Lifespan at Miriam.
Dr. Collins is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, while also serving as a fellow for the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Tracy Cardin, ACNP, SFHM, has been named associate director of clinical integration at Adfinitas Health, a private hospitalist company based in Maryland that serves more than 50 hospitals and post-acute care centers across the Mid-Atlantic region. Cardin is responsible for advancing the company’s training and onboarding infrastructure to support the full integration of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants into the Adfinitas care delivery model.
Jeffrey Millard, MD, has been named Patient Experience Provider of the Year by the employees and staff at Hardin Memorial Health (Elizabethtown, Ky.). Dr. Millard has been a hospitalist at Hardin Memorial Hospital since 2012.
The Patient Experience Provider of the Year award recognizes a provider who exceeds the company’s mission and vision with patients and their families, as well as with the hospital’s staff. Dr. Millard was chosen from a list of more than 800 nominations.
Benjamin Keidan, MD, has been appointed as chief medical officer for Boulder (Colo.) Community Health. Dr. Keidan advances from his previous role as medical director of quality and population health for outpatient primary care and specialty clinics.
Dr. Keidan is a former internist and hospitalist for BCH and has worked in Boulder County for the past 12 years. He is only the second CMO in BCH’s history.
Dinesh Bande, MD, has been selected as the new chair of the department of internal medicine at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Dr. Bande is a clinical associate professor at the school and a hospitalist with Sanford Health.
Dr. Bande has been the clerkship director for third-year medical students at UND for the past 2 years. As chair of internal medicine, he will oversee education, research, clinical care, training, and service programs within the department.
Vicki Iannotti, MD, has been named chief medical officer at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, N.Y. Dr. Iannotti joins Seton after spending 12 years as associate chief of pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y.
At Seton, Dr. Iannotti will oversee 100 medical professionals at the 201,000-square-foot facility, which is the largest provider of children’s acute care in the United States.
Management Service Organization Continuum Health (Marlton, N.J.) has signed an agreement with the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest private hospitalist group, Adfinitas Health (Hanover, Md.), to be its revenue management cycle partner. Founded in 1999, Continuum Health now serves more than 1,500 providers in more than 400 locations.
Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga., has expanded its hospitalist program, adding 5 physicians to increase its total to 10 on-staff hospitalists. Colquitt Regional’s program began in 2012 with four hospitalists.
In the past, Colquitt Regional has shared hospitalists with surrounding hospitals to meet the demand for care. With the addition of the five new physicians, the hospital can provide full-time hospital medicine care with physicians employed by Colquitt Regional.