Medical director named among nation's best

Dr. Douglas A. Towriss, chief medical officer and director, Hospital Medicine Associates, Schneck Medical Center, has been named one of the nation’s Top Hospitalists by the American College of Physicians.

Towriss is one of 10 physicians named to the list, according to a news release from the Seymour hospital.

The physicians who were chosen distinguished themselves in the areas of patient safety, community involvement, clinical skills, quality improvement, leadership and teaching.

Under Towriss’ leadership, the Schneck hospitalist program has grown from two to five in just four years.

Towriss has focused his efforts on creating multidisciplinary teams to improve patients’ care and led an initiative to implement electronic physician ordering, which has improved communication resulting in better care and discharge rates.

“This is an honor, not just for Dr. Towriss, but for Schneck, as well,” said Gary A. Meyer, president and chief executive officer of Schneck Medical Center.

“This is yet another example of how our hospitalists continue to make a major impact in improving patient care.”

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