Highpoint Health welcomes new hospitalists to its staff

Highpoint Health is welcoming new Hospitalists to its Medical Staff this November.  Hospital Medicine Physicians, better known as Hospitalists, work in the hospital to provide seven-day-a-week, around-the-clock care for hospitalized patients.  

Hospitalists work in addition to other hospital-based practitioners, such as Emergency Department Physicians, who also provide 24/7 care.

“We are very excited to welcome the Hospitalists from TeamHealth to our facility,” stated Angela Scudder, RN, MSN, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer.  “Currently, TeamHealth physicians staff our Emergency Department and do an outstanding job.  The skill, clinical knowledge and professionalism of the TeamHealth physicians have and will continue to play a major role in helping our Emergency Department achieve and maintain outstanding patient satisfaction scores.  Given TeamHealth’s success in our Emergency Department and their dedication to Highpoint Health and our patients, I would expect them to provide nothing less than a superior Hospitalist program.”

All major tertiary care hospitals and most large metropolitan and suburban facilities have Hospitalist programs to ensure continuity of care and 24-hour-a-day access to on-site physicians for their inpatients. Highpoint Health has utilized Hospitalists since the fall of 2013.

“I am exceedingly pleased to be part of the TeamHealth Hospitalist program,” noted Dr. Ronald Cheek.  “For almost 35 years, I have cared for patients at Highpoint Health, first as an Emergency Department Physician and more recently as a Hospitalist.  Together, with my TeamHealth Hospitalist colleagues, I look forward to providing exemplary medical care and an exceptional hospital experience for our Highpoint Health inpatients.”  

Founded in 1979, TeamHealth is a national physician services group that provides outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospital medicine, urgent care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to civilian and military hospitals, clinics, physician groups and post-acute care facilities nationwide.

Through its vast network of service offerings and best practices, TeamHealth offers extensive resources and unparalleled support for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

TeamHealth is widely known by healthcare professionals for its commitment to clinical excellence, as well as its emphasis on timely, high-quality care, patient/physician communication and overall patient satisfaction.

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