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Community Hospital South welcomes dedicated hospitalist team; New team to offer patients specialized, highly coordinated care during hospital stay

For release on September 02, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Community Hospital South welcomed a new team of board-certified internal medicine physicians on September 1, dedicated solely to the care of patients in the hospital. These physicians, known as hospitalists, provide specialized care that enhances the inpatient experience with consistent, highly coordinated care. The dedicated team is the only one of its kind on the south side of Indianapolis.

“We have assembled a team of physicians whose only job is to care for our inpatients,” said Tony Lennen, president of Community Hospital South. “These physicians will not be splitting their time between an office practice and multiple hospitals, giving our patients a single physician who is dedicated to their care throughout their entire stay.”

The hospitalist team will provide coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, under the supervision of Brett McCullough, M.D., medical director for the program. Dr. McCullough is a board-certified internal medicine physician, who comes to Community after practicing as a hospitalist at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for nine years. He is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the Indiana State Medical Association.

Also joining the Community South hospitalist team are internists John Albrecht, M.D., Nami Bayan, M.D., Hamilton Lam, M.D., Randy Lee, M.D., Anand Patel, M.D., Selma Rashid, M.D., Renu Weiss, M.D., and Amanda Markand, nurse practitioner. The staff joins the hospitalist program that has been in place at Community South for several years.

“Bringing this team of hospitalists on board raises the standard of care available to residents of southern Marion and Johnson counties,” added Lennen. “This patient-centered approach gives patients and families better access to their hospital physician, while also improving communication from the hospitalist back to the patient’s primary care physician or specialist.”

About Community Hospital South
Community Hospital South is an acute care hospital located at 1402 East County Line Road. With a vast array of surgical capabilities, maternity care, emergency room services and cardiovascular care, Community Hospital South provides an exceptional patient and family experience for the residents of southern Marion and Johnson Counties. Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a non-profit health system with multiple sites of care and affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, acute care and specialty hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on ease of access to exceptional care.


Courtney Jones, Media Relations
Courtney Jones
Media Relations