Society of Hospital Medicine Honors 10 Cogent Physician Executives with Senior Fellow, Fellow in Hospital Medicine Designa

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that 10 Cogent Healthcare Physician Executives are among the more than 150 hospitalists nationwide who have earned the first-ever Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) and the second class of Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) designations.

Along with other honors, five Cogent physician leaders have earned the right to add “SFHM” to their credentials, such as “MD” or “DO”, and five have earned FHM distinction.

Specifically, Cogent’s SFHM designees include:

  • Andrew Fishmann, MD, FCCP, FACP, SFHM; co-founder and Board Director Cogent Healthcare
  • Len Scarpinato, DO, MS, SFHM; Regional Medical Director – North/Central Cogent Healthcare
  • Ronald Greeno, MD, FCCP, SFHM; co-founder and CMO Cogent Healthcare
  • Russell L. Holman, MD, SFHM; COO Cogent Healthcare
  • Shaun D. Frost, MD, FACP, SFHM; Regional Medical Director – Northeast Cogent Healthcare

And, FHM designees include:

  • Alvin Sylvester Haynes, Jr., MD, FHM; Shands – Jacksonville Medical Center – Jacksonville, FL
  • Daniel de la Torre, MD, FHM; Lee Memorial Health System – Fort Myers, FL
  • Daniel P. Sanchez Naranjo, MD, FHM; Lee Memorial Health System – Fort Myers, FL
  • Lesya Semenyuk, MD, FHM; Southwest Washington Medical Center – Vancouver, WA
  • Sumeet Shetty, MD, MBBS, FHM; Lee Memorial Health System – Fort Myers, FL

The inaugural class of SFHM and FHM designees represents hospital medicine’s experienced leaders. To be designated as a Senior Fellow or Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must:

  • Serve as a hospitalist for at least five years
  • Be a member of SHM for at least five years for SFHM, and three years for FHM
  • Demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement, commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, as well as lifelong learning and education.

“Our new SFHM designees combine the innovation and experience that make hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty,” said SHM’s CEO, Larry Wellikson, MD, SFHM. “We hope that hospitals and communities will join us in congratulating these individuals in their leadership, experience and service to improving patient care in the hospital.”

The above distinguished physician leaders will be inducted in the inaugural class of Senior Fellows at SHM annual’s meeting in Washington, DC on April 10, 2010. They will be joined by the inaugural class of Master Fellows in Hospital Medicine (MHM) and second class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM).

“To have 10 physicians honored with either the Senior Fellow or Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation reflects the depth and expertise of Cogent’s physician leaders, while acknowledging their continued commitment to the evolution of the hospital medicine industry,” said Gene Fleming, president and chief executive officer of Cogent Healthcare. “Physician leadership has been a key component of Cogent that our hospital clients benefit most from. I congratulate my colleagues and team for achieving such high honors.”

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About Cogent Healthcare

Founded in 1997, Cogent is a pioneer and leader in the field of hospital medicine. The company partners with hospitals to build and manage highly performing hospitalist 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

SHM is the national organization for hospitalists. We are leading the transformation and improvement of care for the hospitalized patient through innovation, collaboration and action. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, all while increasing patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with over 31,000 hospitalists currently practicing and an upward growth trajectory in full force. For more information about SHM, visit

For information about SHM’s Fellows program, visit


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