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Inpatient Management, Inc. Clinician and Executive To Serve Hospitalist Industry


Hospital Executive Partner to present hospitalist program performance data

ST. LOUIS (May 17, 2010) — A key corporate executive and a leading clinician from Inpatient Management, Inc. (IMI), along with a major IMI hospital partner, were recently selected to serve the national hospital medicine community in leadership and educational roles. Two of the positions are associated with the Society of Hospitalist Medicine (SHM), the national association for hospitalist physicians and hospital medicine. The third is a presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA).

Caitlin Foxley, M.D. and The Hospitalist
Caitlin Foxley, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer and Physician Director for IMI’s hospitalist medicine program at the Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha. Foxley has been selected as one of 12 national experts in hospital medicine to serve on the editorial advisory board for the 2010-2012 term at The Hospitalist, the SHM monthly association publication. The board, Team Hospitalist, meets once a month to review and recommend clinical and operational content of value for The Hospitalist and its readers.

“Dr. Foxley’s dedication as a physician and a clinician leader is manifest in the outstanding leadership she provides to the IMI hospitalist medicine program at NMC,” said Patrick Devereux, IMI’s Vice President of Practice Operations. “We are very proud to see her join The Hospitalist editorial board because she brings her boundless energy and thoughtfulness to the practice of hospital medicine with her. Because she manages both the clinical and operational sides of care, Caitlin is fully immersed in the daily practice and emerging trends in hospital medicine.”

Foxley is also a member of the IMI Physician Leadership Council and is currently serving on the Conference Committee for the Midwestern Hospital Medicine Conference at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. At NMC, she participates on the Utilization Management and the Physician Quality Committees.

IMI CEO Leads SHM Practice Issues Subcommittee
SHM has appointed Kirk Mathews, IMI’s Chief Executive Officer, as chairman of the Society’s important new Practice Issues Subcommittee for 2010-2011. The Subcommittee advises the SHM Public Policy Committee and the SHM Practice Management Committee on strategic industry trends and developments. The Practice Issues Subcommittee reviews national legislation and developing policy affecting the practice of hospital medicine, and advises the two SHM Committees on policy or action development. Mathews also serves on the Public Policy and Practice Management Committees.

“I am honored and excited to lead the new SHM Subcommittee,” said Mathews. “I am committed to helping both SHM and our industry assess and address the changes in health care policy and delivery. Hospital medicine has so much to contribute to better, higher-performance health care services. I’m humbled to be a part of that effort.”

IMI at the KHA Annual Meeting
At the KHA 2010 Annual Meeting, May 24-26, Thomas Huth, M.D., a Reid Hospital and Health Care Services executive who oversees an IMI hospitalist program at Reid, will present Results of a Dyad Hospitalist Leadership Model on Cost-Effectiveness and Throughput. Dr. Huth is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Reid in Richmond, Ind. His focus is on improving the hospital’s performance, a task in which he sees the IMI hospitalist program as instrumental. Dr. Huth’s presentation of the IMI hospitalist program results will help other industry professionals understand the benefits of a Physician/Nurse Director dyad model and identify key metrics to form the core of a regular performance-based reporting tool.

“Reid Hospital has seen significant success with IMI’s dyad model,” said Huth. “Paired with the reporting tool that IMI also offers, we significantly exceeded our performance goals for length-of-stay, average cost-per-case and physician referrals within 16 months of the program implementation – well ahead of schedule. The IMI dyad model and program deliver a tremendous return on investment and have helped position Reid as a strong competitor in primary and secondary markets.”

About Inpatient Management, Inc.
Inpatient Management, Inc. (IMI), based in St. Louis, Mo., is a national provider of comprehensive hospitalist programs and consulting services. Independently owned and operated since 1997, IMI serves clients around the country including Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, North Carolina, Alabama and Washington. For more information about Inpatient Management, visit


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