GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed") (OTCQB-AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist, critical care and multi-disciplinary care management services to the healthcare community, today announced the appointment of Louay Shawesh, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Shawesh is an experienced hospitalist leader who joined ApolloMed in April 2011 as a Regional Medical Director. Prior to joining ApolloMed, he served as Regional Hospitalist Medical Director at AppleCare Medical Group, an independent physician association comprising over 600 primary care and specialist physicians serving patients in the Southeast area of Los Angeles and parts of Orange County. In his new role as the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shawesh will be responsible for the design and implementation of efficient, high-quality clinical and operational programs and value-driven patient care delivery.
Dr. Shawesh earned his medical degree at Damascus University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Detroit Medical Center, an affiliate of Wayne State University. He is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine.
"We are proud to have Louay as our CMO," stated Warren Hosseinion, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. "He offers solid leadership and direction from a clinical perspective that will help our clients operate more efficiently while improving the health and outcomes of patients. We anticipate that he will contribute great insight in a number of areas. He will be a fine addition to our executive team."
"I'm delighted to be a part of the ApolloMed team," stated Louay Shawesh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. "ApolloMed has developed unique new strategies for achieving effective, high quality patient care. I am excited to get started in my new role and look forward to advancing ApolloMed's vision of integrated health care delivery.
About Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc.
ApolloMed is a leading provider of integrated medical management services that improves the quality and efficiency of inpatient hospital care plus multi-disciplinary care management services targeting inefficiencies in healthcare payer and provider networks. The Company's integrated model combines hospitalist medicine, critical care medicine, 24-hour physician call centers, case management and transition management that offers to help healthcare organizations engage in performance payments for utilization efficiency, quality of care objectives and shared accountability arrangements.
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