Hospitalist movers and shakers – March 2020


Swati Mehta, MD, recently was honored as the lone hospitalist on the National Executive Physician Council for Beryl Institute (Nashville, Tenn.). Only 24 total physicians were selected to the council. Dr. Mehta also was named the 2019 Distinguished Physician Award winner at Vituity (Emeryville, Calif.), where she is the executive director of quality and performance.

A nocturnist at Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City, Calif.), Dr. Mehta is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Patient Experience interest group.

Shannon Phillips, MD, SFHM, has been named to the National Quality Forum’s Board of Directors for 2020. The chief patient experience officer at Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah), she also is a recent member of the Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee.

Dr. Shannon Phillips, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City

Dr. Shannon Phillips

Dr. Phillips, whose focus at Intermountain is on catalyzing safety, quality, and experience of care, was named a 2018 Becker’s Hospital Review Hospital and Health System CXO to Know. Previously, she worked at the Cleveland Clinic, where she was its first patient safety officer and an associate chief quality officer.

Vineet Arora, MD, MHM, has been elected as a new member of the National Academy of Medicine, which honors pioneering scientific and professional achievements within the field.

Dr. Vineet Arora

An academic hospitalist at the University of Chicago, Dr. Arora specializes in improving the learning environment for her medical trainees, as well as maintaining a high level of quality, safety, and care for patients. She also is considered an expert in using social media and other new technology to enhance medical education.

The National Academy of Medicine stated that Dr. Arora’s honor was “for pioneering work to optimize resident fatigue and patient safety during long shifts.”

Edmondo Robinson, MD, SFHM, has been named senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer at Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). The chief digital innovation officer position is a newly created position that the veteran physician has assumed. Dr. Robinson has 16 years’ experience in clinical and technological work.

Dr. Edmondo Robinson, senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

Dr. Edmondo Robinson

In this new position, Dr. Robinson, a practicing academic hospitalist, will head Moffitt’s digital innovation while looking to create and test new services, programs, partnerships, and technologies.

Dr. Robinson comes to Moffitt after serving as chief transformation officer and senior vice president at ChristianaCare (Wilmington, Del.). A teacher at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, Dr. Robinson was the founding medical director of ChristianaCare Hospitalist Partners.

Relias Healthcare (Tupelo, Miss.) has begun providing hospitalist and emergency medicine services for North Mississippi Health Services’ Gilmore-Amory Trauma Center. Relias, a multistate company that has partnered with more than 150 providers, now has a role at four different North Mississippi Health Services facilities.

Mednax (Sunrise, Fla.) has added Arcenio Chacon and Associated Pediatricians of Homestead, a pediatric critical care and hospital practice, as an affiliate.

Chacon and Associated Pediatricians are based out of Miami and have served Baptist Health South Florida for more than 25 years. The four-physician practice provides critical care and pediatric hospitalist services at Baptist Children’s Hospital (Miami) and hospitalist services at Miami Cancer Institute and Homestead (Fla.) Hospital.

Mednax is a health solutions company that provides subspecialty service in all 50 states. Established in 1979, Mednax partners with hospitals, health systems, and health care facilities to offer clinical services, as well as revenue cycle management, patient engagement, and perioperative improvement consulting services.

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