HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toby Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., a founding partner, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Emerus Hospitals, is among "110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems for 2016," according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The Becker's Hospital Review list features presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems who also hold medical degrees. All recipients have demonstrated "outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the health care of the communities they serve."
Emerus, the nation's first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, is the partner of choice to leading health systems across the nation. Its model of capital-efficient health care facilities combines patient empathy with clinical excellence to deliver health care innovations.
As CEO, Hamilton is focused on corporate strategy and motivational leadership. He has delivered extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profitability for Emerus.
Under Hamilton's leadership, the fast-growing company has incorporated a new paradigm into patient care that has significantly improved access to health care for thousands of people, many of whom live in underserved areas where high-quality, patient-centric, acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services are needed most.
Emerus, founded 10 years ago, already operates 18 health care facilities across the nation, with more than 20 additional locations currently under development in new and existing markets to respond to the growing need. Its national health system partners include Baptist Health System, Dignity Health, BaylorScott&White, The Hospitals of Providence, SCL Health and Trinity Mother Frances.
"It is humbling to be recognized among the nation's top health care leaders," Hamilton said. "This honor truly reflects the commitment of each of our employees to provide a better, more compassionate patient experience. It also reflects positively on the brand and clinical reputation of the nation's leading health systems with whom we partner."
Hamilton graduated Magna Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in biology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He completed his residency in his hometown at Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine in El Paso. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and board-certified in emergency medicine.
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team, which has published versions of this list since 2010, selected each leader for inclusion based on editorial judgment and discretion. The full list features individual profiles of all 110 leaders and can be read here: http://bit.ly/2bjIR45 .
Emerus is the nation's first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus' distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014 and 2015. More information is available at www.emerus.com.
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