Tom Cummins, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, S.C. Dr. Cummins comes to Bon Secours from Catholic Health Initiatives St. Vincent, Arkansas, where he was senior vice president and CMO; he also first served as a hospitalist within that system.
At Bon Secours, Dr. Cummins will oversee the regional health system’s 11 facilities, including St. Francis Downtown in Judson, S.C., and St. Francis Eastside in Greenville.
The South Korean government recently announced that it has given permission for all general hospitals that use integrated nursing care to take part in a hospitalist system.
The Korean hospitalist program is a pilot in which those physicians provide all medical care for inpatients. It was adopted in September 2016, and 15 hospitals take part in the program. Prior to the recent ruling, those facilities with integrated nursing services were not eligible for the hospitalist program.
Surgical Affiliates (Sacramento, Calif.), a provider of surgical hospitalist services, has announced a partnership with Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. The surgical hospitalists will assist and support local providers, providing 24/7 access to RMC of San Jose, a Level II trauma center.