All Press Releases for September 28, 2012

Specialty Hospital of Washington-Hadley Initiates Program to Enhance Patient Care and Improve Physician Services

Specialty Hospital of Washington's Hadley Campus SHW) has entered into a partnership with Cogent HMG, one of the nation's leading hospital physician services organizations.

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Specialty Hospital of Washington's Hadley Campus (SHW) has entered into a partnership with Cogent HMG, one of the nation's leading hospital physician services organizations. They presently partner with over 120 hospitals across the country to help build and manage high-performing hospitals. Cogent HMG leads hospitals in focusing on relentlessly improving efficiency and quality of patient care.

To help lead this new program, SHW welcomes Dr. Milad Pooran as the Program Medial Director. Dr. Pooran is a 2000 graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, and holds a Bachelors degree with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park. A board-certified physician in Critical Care Medicine and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Aerospace Medical Association, Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons and an Associate of the American College of Physicians. He completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in 2008. Dr. Pooran is a highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel, Senior Flight Surgeon with the United States Air Force, Air National Guard District of Columbia. Some of his many tours include Operation Enduring Freedom as a Team leader of the Critical Care Air Transport team, Chief of Aero Medical Services, Interim State Air Surgeon, Flight Surgeon during Operation Coronet and Operation Southern Watch along with serving as a Combat Intensivists during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"We are very pleased to welcome Cogent HMG and Dr. Pooran to the SHW- Hadley Family," said Peter J. Miller, CEO of SHW- Hadley and Vice President, Operations for SHW. " We are looking forward to his medical coverage of our Intermediate Intensive Care Unit and Cogent's provision of Hospitalist and Intensivist Services for SHW- Hadley." "Together, this represents a new era for SHW in terms of hospital physician coverage."

About Specialty Hospital Of Washington
The Specialty Hospital of Washington is the premier long term acute care hospital in the Washington DC area, and offers a preferred, cost effective alternative to long term stays in typical general hospital intensive care units. SHW is a fully accredited and highly rated hospital providing extraordinary care for its patients at both its
Capitol Hill and Hadley campuses.

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