KINGWOOD, Texas, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingwood Medical Center (KMC) announced Mujtaba Ali-Khan, D.O. has joined its leadership team in the role of Chief Medical Officer, effective April 1. Dr. Ali-Khan is recognized as a leader in the field of internal medicine and quality and a champion in the area of patient experience.
Dr. Ali-Khan began oversight for all clinical and quality services at HCA Affiliated Hospitals Kingwood Medical Center and Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) last year. He has enhanced both hospitals' commitments to quality care, evidenced-based practice, patient safety, medical staff development, and physician-related technology initiatives. With the growing needs of both hospitals, Dr. Ali-Khan has transitioned into the KMC Chief Medical Officer role full-time while a Chief Medical Officer search is underway at CRMC.
"Dr. Ali-Khan is a dynamic physician leader, bringing a wealth of experience as a clinician and as an administrator to KMC," said Melinda Stephenson, Kingwood Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. "I am confident that with his leadership and expertise, we will continue to deliver the highest quality care to our patients."
Dr. Ali-Khan most recently served as Vice President of Hospital Docs, a practice offering hospitalist services to several regional hospitals. Prior to this role, Dr. Ali-Khan was President of Streamlined Medical Solutions. During his tenure at Hospital Docs and Streamlined Medical Solutions, Dr. Ali-Khan invented and developed a software solution, DASH: Direct Admit System for Hospitals. DASH reengineered the patient direct admission process, which has been adopted by hundreds of medical facilities, and improved the patient experience for thousands of patients. A publicly traded company acquired Streamlined Medical Solutions in May 2014.
With a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Maryland, Dr. Ali-Khan completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by his internal medicine residency training at University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ali-Khan has practiced in a traditional internal medicine practice setting and as a hospitalist, earning the distinction of serving as a National Health Service Corps scholar.
"I remain focused on enhancing healthcare delivery, leveraging modern technology and implementing innovative solutions to improve patient care and hospital efficiency," said Dr. Ali-Khan.
About Kingwood Medical Center
Kingwood Medical Center is a 373-bed acute care facility that has provided quality care to the Lake Houston Area for 25 years. It is home to the area's only comprehensive cardiac care and neuroscience programs. The hospital is recognized by DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and ADA as an Accredited Diabetes Center.
Our Women & Children's Center provides Level II and III neonatal intensive care units, high-risk obstetrics, a breast diagnostic center, a designated pediatric unit, and the area's only pediatric emergency department. The hospital also provides surgical services, inpatient rehabilitation, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and emergency services – including a 24 Hour Emergency Care Center in Fall Creek. The Wound Care Center and The GI Center complete the services offered at Kingwood Medical Center: Quality Care, Close to Home. For more information, visit our website at www.kingwoodmedical.com
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas' residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.
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