ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Hospital Physicians, a physician-led hospitalist management firm for hospitals across the U.S., has hired Steven J. Perkins to expand the company's growth in the Midwest. Based in Kansas, Perkins has deep healthcare administrative experience in the region, most recently as CEO of South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) in Arkansas City, Kansas.
"As hospitals struggle to maintain quality performance metrics in the face of the physician shortage, increased regulations and financial pressures, our clinical performance management services are helping them meet the challenge, and Steven is the ideal partner to take our story to hospitals across the Midwest," said Talbot "Mac" McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of Eagle. "A well-known and respected leader among healthcare executives in Kansas and across the region, he is a strong addition to our business development team."
Appreciates Eagle's physician-led approach
In particular, Perkins understands how telemedicine and other innovative approaches in clinical leadership can help hospitals serve their communities better, avoid Medicare penalties, and increase revenues. Before joining SCKMC in 2010, he was CEO of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Walsenburg, Colorado, where he led a financial turnaround of the organization while expanding services to the community. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as Chief Executive/Chief Administrator for Wichita Clinic, P.A./Integrated Healthcare Systems, Inc., a 160-doctor group practice based in Wichita, Kansas.
"I have long been impressed with Eagle and their physician-led approach to hospitalist management," said Perkins. "A lot of people are selling toolkits to hospitals they claim will improve metrics like readmission rates, length of stay, and patient satisfaction, but Eagle provides a partnership approach led by physicians who have the data analytics tools and the clinical leadership experience to measurably improve performance from the inside out. That is a huge differentiator. They are an established company with an evolving set of solutions to help hospitals achieve what they need to achieve today, and I'm delighted to join their team."
A member of the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative Board of Directors from 2012-2014, Perkins also served on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas Hospital Advisory Council from 2010-2014, and has been active in civic and philanthropic organizations throughout his career.
EHP supports hospitalist programs in hospitals across the U.S. Led by physicians who are pioneers in the hospitalist movement, the company provides Clinical Performance Management (CPM) services to in-house hospitalist programs, as well as telemedicine programs, physician recruitment and support services, and turnkey hospitalist programs. With decades of experience in hospital leadership, EHP shares its expertise through tailored solutions that meet the evolving needs of hospitals today. For more information, visit www.eaglehospitalphysicians.com.
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