Release Date: 09-09-2009 Click here for a larger view
Two new hospitalists have joined the inpatient care team at Wayne Memorial Hospital, both with local ties to the northeast Pennsylvania community. Louis Kareha, DO and Melissa Diehl, CRNP, are also now part of a newly-formed hospitalist physician group called Advanced Inpatient Medicine (AIM). The group is owned and operated by Louis O’Boyle, DO, FACP, who remains Medical Director of the hospitalist program at Wayne Memorial. Hospitalists are healthcare providers who admit and care for hospital patients. They usually do not maintain an outside practice.
“We are very focused on patient satisfaction,” said Dr. O’Boyle in response to why he started AIM, “and part of that means even better communication between our hospitalists and the patient, the patient’s family and their primary care doctor. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care at all times, and being ‘in town’ helps. The prior hospitalist physician group was headquartered elsewhere.
“I have been fortunate enough to be able to bring together a new team of local, well qualified providers who I believe will take the hospitalist program at Wayne Memorial to a new level and make it the best program in the region. I want all our local residents, especially those who currently go elsewhere for hospital care, to know that they have an excellent team right here at home that will give them the highest quality of care available.”
David Hoff, WMH CEO, is pleased with the direction the hospitalist program is now taking. “With Dr. O’Boyle at the helm, we look forward to exciting things coming out of this program,” said Mr. Hoff.
The future begins with the two new hires, Dr. Kareha and Ms. Diehl, who join Doctors O’Boyle, William Speicher and Everton Clare in the hospit