Release Date: 12-22-2006 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, December 20, 2006)…Wayne Memorial’s Medical Staff met the Hospital’s newest physicians this week, three hospitalists or “inpatient physicians.” All three are internal medicine physicians. Starting January 1, they will care for adult patients whose primary care doctors refer them for admission to Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH).
“As a hospitalist, I can be available to acute care patients all day,” says Louis O’Boyle, D.O., one of the internal medicine doctors now coming on board as a hospitalist. O’Boyle, who is board-certified in internal medicine, practiced hospitalist medicine in Hershey and Scranton. He says his current practice group, Pinnacle Health Partners in Tafton, is looking forward to working with him as a hospitalist.
When he begins work as a hospitalist, Dr. O’Boyle won’t have to split his time between an office and the hospital. “I’m most comfortable with the challenge of taking care of patients who are acutely ill,” Dr. O’Boyle explains.
The other two hospitalists are Everton Clare, MD and Joseph Biancarelli, MD. All three will work for Wayne Memorial, but are contracted through INCARE, a physician group that provides similar services to at least five other hospitals.
“Our hospitalists are not going to change. Doctors O’Boyle, Clare and Biancarelli will be here fulltime,” says David Hoff, Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Memorial Hospital. He believes the hospitalists will initially care for at least half of the 2,000+ patients admitted to WMH each year. Hoff anticipates eventually having four hospitalists at Wayne Memorial.