Cogent HMG Executives to Present at the American College of Physician Executives Annual Meeting

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cogent HMG’s Ron Greeno, M.D., M.H.M., Chief Medical Officer, and Len Scarpinato, D.O., M.S., Chief Medical Officer of Clinical Development, have been selected to speak at the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) Annual Meeting and Spring Conference this week in San Francisco.

ACPE is the nation’s largest healthcare organization for physician executives. Its members include chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical directors and other physicians who want to boost their leadership skills. The annual meeting and conference is a five day event offering physician executives a number of educational opportunities on how to achieve success in today’s healthcare environment.

The topic Dr. Greeno will be covering at this year’s meeting is “Hospitalists and Survival of the Fittest: The Role of Hospitalists in an ACO World.” Dr. Scarpinato will be defending a peer review poster on “Masters vs. No-Masters: Which way to go as a physician executive?”

Dr. Greeno is a founder of Cogent Healthcare, which merged with HMG in 2011, and now serves as Chief Medical Officer for Cogent HMG. He is also a Master of Hospital Medicine and Founding Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and is an originating member and current Chairman of its influential Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Scarpinato oversees implementation of large multiple hospital systems and the traveling hospitalist program nationally for Cogent HMG, serving as Chief Medical Officer of Clinical Development. Dr. Scarpinato is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow and Founding Fellow of the SHM. Dr. Scarpinato will also be inducted as Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives at this year’s meeting.

Additionally, at the conference, representatives with Cogent HMG will be sharing new developments of the recently unveiled Greeno-Hawley Hospital Medicine Index, the first objective tool designed to measure the capabilities of a hospitalist program. The Index, developed over the past five years by an innovation team at Cogent HMG, leverages the best demonstrated practices of hundreds of Hospital Medicine programs reviewed by Dr. Greeno and Beth Hawley, F.A.C.H.E., two of the industry’s most recognized experts. The tool will be available online at www.hmindex.net in May 2012, to any organization wishing to undertake a self-assessment of their program.

The ACPE Annual Meeting and Spring Conference is being held April 27 – May 1 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. More information about the conference can be found at www.acpe.org/education/conferences/annual/index.aspx.

About Cogent HMG

Cogent HMG is the nation’s largest private hospitalist company, partnering with more than 100 hospitals across the country to build and manage high-performing hospitalist and intensivist programs. Through our management and consulting services, Cogent HMG focuses on relentlessly improving efficiency and quality of inpatient care, by supporting hospitalists and intensivists with technology and operational infrastructure, a coordinated clinical care team, data-driven processes, rigorous ongoing training and experienced leadership. Founded by physicians who were pioneers of the hospital medicine industry, the company is dedicated to the advancement of the field by setting best practices and through its established national mentoring program, Cogent HMG Academy™. For more information, visit www.cogenthmg.com.



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