VRMC Named Apogee's Hospital of the Year

December 8, 2010

Selma, Ala. - Vaughan Regional Medical Center was recently named Hospital of the Year by Apogee Physicians, Inc. Apogee Physicians is a physician-owned nationally recognized hospitalist company. Apogee is partnered with Vaughan Regional to provide hospitalist physician support for inpatient services at Vaughan.

"The Hospital that wins Hospital of the Year Award is chosen from Apogee's 70+ hospital partners nationally," said Peter Thompson, MD, Chief of Clinical Operations at Apogee Physicians.  "The award recognizes the hospitals' efforts to be a great partner as Apogee recruits, implements, and directs our shared hospitalist team.  We have found Vaughan to be very constructive and proactive in assessing needs, being flexible when needed, and understanding our recruiting efforts to find the very best physicians for the facility," Thompson said.

"We are very pleased to have Apogee Physicians as a part of our continuum of services at Vaughan," said Vaughan CEO Barry Keel.  "We were pleased to be able to implement this new service at Vaughan in late 2009 in response to input from our local medical staff, "Keel said.

Dr. Thompson recognizes Vaughan's commitment to quality patient care. "It was clear to me also that the patient is always at the center of our conversations and concern, and that I think, is the key to success," Thompson said.

Apogee Physicians is a nationally recognized hospitalist group of over 450 physicians.  The company is guided by the value of "what's best for the patient is best for the practice."

Vaughan Regional Medical Center is the sole community provider hospital in Selma, AL.  Employing over 600 people, Vaughan Regional Medical Center is a 175-bed JCAHO accredited facility serving Selma's population as well as the 60,000 residents of the surrounding areas.  

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