Cogent Healthcare Executives Recognized as Masters in Hospital Medicine

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cogent Healthcare, a leader in hospital and critical care medicine, is pleased to recognize Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, and Chief Clinical Officer Rusty Holman, MD, MHM, for being awarded the distinction of Masters in Hospital Medicine (MHM) by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). They join an elite group of only seven individuals who have been honored with this prestigious recognition.

The Masters in Hospital Medicine represents the highest honor in hospital medicine. Selected based on personal character and contributions towards furthering the goals of SHM, those awarded with the MHM designation are distinguished by the excellence and significance of their contributions to the field of hospital medicine and the healthcare industry on the whole.

“Drs. Greeno and Holman have been invaluable contributors to the field of hospital medicine,” said Larry Wellikson, MD, SFHM, Chief Executive Officer, Society of Hospital Medicine. “It is an honor to recognize their achievements with the Masters in Hospital Medicine designation, which we liken to a ‘Hall of Fame’ for our fast-growing field.”

  • Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM

Dr. Greeno is a founder of Cogent Healthcare and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Consultant for The Cogent Group. Dr. Greeno has served on SHM’s leadership committee since its inception, is Chairman of the Public Policy Committee and is a past recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine. In 2006, 2007 and 2009, Modern Healthcare named Dr. Greeno to its list of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare” – the first hospitalist ever to make the list. Dr. Greeno has authored over thirty articles and book chapters on Hospital Medicine programs for national publications and is on the Editorial Board for both Today’s Hospitalist and Hospitalist Leadership Advisor.

  • Rusty Holman, MD, SFHM

Dr. Holman is the Chief Clinical Officer for Cogent Healthcare. Dr. Holman is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the Course Chair of the SHM Leadership Academies and a past recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine. He has served several years as the SHM key liaison to the Joint Commission and has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on value-based purchasing. He was also Founder and Director of the HealthPartners Fellowship Program in Hospital Medicine, one of the nation’s first fellowships dedicated to the professional development of hospitalists. Dr. Holman also serves as the Executive Chair of Cogent’s Intensivist Advisory Board.

“Our team at Cogent is delighted for both Ron and Rusty as they receive such a unique honor for their significant contributions to the field of hospital medicine,” said Gene Fleming, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogent. “We are tremendously proud of this recognition that highlights the depth and expertise of Cogent’s physician leadership.”

About Cogent Healthcare

Founded in 1997, Cogent is a pioneer and leader in the field of hospital medicine and critical care medicine. The company partners with hospitals to build and manage highly performing hospitalist programs and intensivist programs. In order to relentlessly improve the care and efficiency of hospitalized patients, the Cogent model offers a comprehensive System of Care that supports hospitalists with structure, a coordinated care team, data driven processes, rigorous ongoing training and experienced leadership. Cogent physicians lead the profession by setting best practices for hospital medicine and providing a national mentoring program. For more information, visit

About SHM

Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for more than 31,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists can contribute to decreased patient lengths of stay, reductions in hospital costs and readmission rates, and increased patient satisfaction. For more information, visit


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