Kevin Dishman, MD, has been elevated to senior vice president and chief medical officer at Stormont Vail Health (Topeka, Kan.). Dr. Dishman also will be president of Stormont medical services division’s medical staff.
Dr. Dishman came to Stormont in 2000 to work as a hospitalist. Most recently, he has served as the center’s vice president of acute care services. In his new role, Dr. Dishman will be charged with, among other duties, seeking out physicians to bring to Stormont’s Topeka location.
The Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Women’s Center (Hollister, Calif.) recently established a relationship with Pediatrix Medical Group (Sunrise, Fla.) to provide pediatric hospitalists to help with high-risk delivery of newborns. The hospitalists also will advise Hazel Hawkins staff with regards to critical care transport and assist with the care of newborns and the treatment of child and teen patients.
Hazel Hawkins has been in operation for the past 5 years. Pediatrix hospitalists will be used as consultants for attending staff and emergency physicians and will help treat patients in emergency situations.
American Physician Partners (Brentwood, Tenn.), a national hospital medicine management services company, has acquired private physician group Progressive Medical Associates (Mesa, Ariz.). Progressive’s 37 physicians and 21 private clinicians – working at Banner Health’s 28 nonprofit hospitals covering six states – join the APP team.