New emergency department medical team at MCMH
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics (MCMH) is pleased to announce its decision to bring all emergency department (ED) providers under its direct employment.
In a significant move, the hospital has on-boarded six new providers, comprising of medical doctors and advanced practice providers.
This move assembles an eight-member team of experienced emergency medicine providers. These providers are seamlessly integrated into the MCMH medical staff, embodying a dedication to providing top-tier care to its patients.
Under the leadership of Dr. Angela Kerchner, Medical Director of Inpatient & Emergency Medicine, the newly formed team contains both familiar faces and new faces, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the ED.
The team is comprised of Angela Kerchner, MD; Scott Hoffman, DO; Steve Lapke, MD; Chris Lindgren, MD; Tu Anh Luong, MD; David Owens, MS, ARNP (Lead Hospitalist & Emergency Medicine); Leah Rowell, PA-C, and Tom Schmadeke, PA-C (Primary Care & Emergency Medicine).
MCMH CEO Ron Kloewer expressed his enthusiasm for the latest development stating, “We are thrilled about the addition of MCMH-employed providers in our Emergency Department. Dr. Kerchner has done a wonderful job assembling a team of dedicated physicians and advanced practice providers. This marks an important step in our continued commitment to our patients and community. This strategic shift from previously contracted ED providers to an MCMH employed team represents MCMH’s dedication to ensuring continuity, stability, and a high level of medical care. Perhaps most notably the transition will create an enhanced relationships and strong communication between the ED providers, the hospitalist team, primary care providers, and our patients.
“The inclusion of both familiar faces and new talent signifies our unwavering commitment to building long-term relationships with our staff, patients, and community members,” Dr. Angela Kerchner explained. “This approach will allow us to have a much closer connection between the providers in the Emergency Department, our inpatient providers and primary care providers creating a seamless continuum of care across all stages of our patients’ medical journeys.”
With the addition of these dedicated providers, MCMH remains steadfast in its commitment to being a trusted resource within the community. The hospital’s pursuit of excellence in patient care and outcomes continues to be a driving force in its operations.