GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed") (OTCQB-AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist, critical care, ACO and multi-disciplinary care management services in Southern and Central California, today announced that it has entered the Orange County market and has appointed Daniel Hilton, M.D. as Regional Hospitalist Medical Director.
ApolloMed will initially have 24/7 presence at four Orange County hospitals: Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, a 400-bed full-service acute care facility owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation and one of the largest hospitals in the county, Huntington Beach Hospital, a 131-bed facility owned by Prime Healthcare, Kindred Hospital in Westminster, a 99-bed long term acute care (LTAC) facility and Kindred Hospital in Santa Ana, a 54-bed LTAC facility. Both LTACs are owned by Kindred Healthcare, the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the U.S. ApolloMed now provides hospitalist services at 27 hospitals in Central and Southern California.
Dr. Hilton is an experienced hospitalist leader who is highly respected in the communities he serves. He currently serves as Chief of Medicine at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Huntington Beach Hospital and Chief of Staff at Kindred Hospital in Westminster. In his new role as the Regional Hospitalist Medical Director for Orange County, Dr. Hilton will be responsible for all operational aspects of ApolloMed's hospitalist programs.
Dr. Hilton completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and has a special interest in palliative care medicine.
"The Orange County market is strategically very important for ApolloMed and existing clients have asked us to offer our services in Orange County. We anticipate additional contracts with new clients and providing them best in class care," stated Warren Hosseinion, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. "We are also very proud that Daniel has decided to join us and lead our efforts in Orange County. He is a fine clinician and has demonstrated superb leadership qualities."
"I'm very excited to join the ApolloMed team," stated Daniel Hilton, M.D., Regional Hospitalist Medical Director. "I am eager to advance ApolloMed's integrated health care delivery model here in Orange County."
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. ApolloMed ACO, a subsidiary of the Company, was one of only eight ACOs in California selected by CMS in 2012 to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. 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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