Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, SFHM has been named president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, FOMA announced at a gala on Feb. 24, 2018. Dr. Lenchus is currently a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, which is affiliated with the University of Miami. He is the first hospitalist to be named FOMA president in at least 20 years, FOMA confirmed.
Dr. Lenchus serves as the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Public Policy Committee chair. He is noted for his work as a clinician, hospital administrator, educator, and researcher.
J. Kevin Shushtari, MD, FHM, recently was named chief medical officer at the New Britain (Conn.) Hospital for Special Care, where he will focus on managing the medical staff, admissions, credentials, infection prevention, and clinical affiliations.
Dr. Shushtari is the founder of the Mercy Inpatient Medical Service, which was one of the first fully staffed hospitalist service in the United States. He comes to the Hospital for Special Care after spending nearly 3 years as executive medical director of post-acute services for the Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System.
Tianzhong Yang, MD, has been selected as the new long-term care medical director for Van Dyk Healthcare in Montclair, N.J. Dr. Yang began his career 3 decades ago in China and has been a hospitalist at Hackensack University Medical Center Mountainside, also in Montclair, since 2013.
Dr. Yang has been an instructor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, specializing in anesthesiology. At Van Dyk, he will work with the nursing staff to help patients recover their independence outside of the hospital setting.