Flora Kisuule, MD, SFHM, has been awarded the 2018 Excellence in Service and Professionalism Award by Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore. Dr. Kisuule is associate director of the division of hospital medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Kisuule codeveloped a hospitalist fellowship program for Johns Hopkins University, which she now directs. She has served on several Society of Hospital Medicine committees and consulted on hospitalist programs around the world. Dr. Kisuule is joining the SHM Board of Directors in March 2019.
Paul Hain, DO, was promoted recently to chief medical officer and senior vice president of market delivery for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. Dr. Hain has a wealth of experience in leadership, including helping create the pediatric hospitalist program at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
With BC/BS, Dr. Hain will oversee the region’s public relations, community investments, government relations, and lobbying. He will help sponsor Medicare and Medicaid in the state, while also supporting enterprise and marketing efforts. Dr. Hain joins BC/BS after serving as vice president and medical director of population health and network development at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Laura M. Rosch, DO, recently was selected by Kansas City University as the new campus dean in the Joplin (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rosch is a practicing hospitalist in Illinois, where she was chair of internal medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to taking her current position.
Dr. Rosch will manage daily operations for the Joplin medical school, streamlining the school with the main campus. She is a former president of the Illinois Osteopathic Medicine Society and holds a master’s degree in nutrition science.
Suzan Lowry, MD, has been named health officer for Charles County, Md., by the county Department of Health and Charles County Commissioners. A longtime pediatrician with 20 years’ experience, Dr. Lowry has served as a pediatric hospitalist educator at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Lowry has spent a majority of her career working on behalf of public health. Most recently, she has worked at the United States Marine Corps Quantico Health Clinic in Virginia.
Robyn Chase, DO, a staff hospitalist at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (Prescott, Ariz.), recently was selected as the hospital’s Physician of the Year for 2018.
Dr. Chase has practiced at YRMC since 2010 and is a board-certified internist. She also serves as an associate professor at the University of Arizona, Phoenix.