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How Hospitalists Can Help Improve Healthcare

Becker’s Hospital Review comments on Dr. Ron Greeno’s appearance at the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 16, 2014 along with two representatives from our partner hospitals:  Mike Finley, MD, regional CMO of Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas and Scott Nygaard, MD, CMO for physician services at Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Florida.

Hospitalists team up to provide best care for patients

This recent article in a local publication details the impact and growth of hospitalist programs, and more specifically speaks to the high level of service and care Cogent Healthcare has provided to Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Check Ups: Unbroken ICU Sleep Lessens Delirium

The following article summarizes improvements made by our critical care team at Mercy Fitzgerald in Philadelphia. Dr. Dominic Valentino, who is quoted throughout the story, is the Program Medical Director for our intensivist program at Mercy Fitzgerald.

A Bigger Role for Hospitalists

Years ago, doctors would make rounds to supervise care for dozens of hospitalized patients. Now physicians often want to orchestrate care from their office, so they’ll make fewer trips to the hospital—or none at all. Many especially don’t want to be called at 3 a.m. to report to the hospital for one of their patients, or even get involved in certain procedures beyond their specialties. read more »

Are Your Hospitalists Bored?

A toolkit to keep your hospitalists fulfilled, engaged, and happy.

The conversation came as a surprise to Len Scarpinato, DO, MS, SFHM. The chief medical officer of clinical development for Brentwood, Tenn.-based Cogent-HMG had sensed something was bothering one of the community hospitalists at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. When Dr. Scarpinato approached him, the hospitalist told Dr. Scarpinato that he wanted to work as an academic hospitalist. read more »

The Hospitalist

The government’s shadow looms large over the health care industry, and a recent hospital-physician venture in Lee County is one more sign of that. read more »

Nocturnists on hand for the critical hours

Illness doesn’t heed the clock, a fact especially clear during the overnight hours at hospitals, when nonemergency physicians are scarce, medical mistakes are more common and patients die at higher rates. read more »