DCH Health System announces new hospitalist services provider

DCH Health System announces new hospitalist services provider

DCH Regional Medical Center. [Staff Photo]

A long – and, at times, contentious – search for unified hospitalist services at DCH Health System hospitals is over.

DCH officials have announced that a joint contract has been awarded to companies both in and outside of Alabama to provide hospitalist services at the health system’s hospitals in Northport and Tuscaloosa.

The doctors to provide the hospitalist services will come from Capstone Health Services Foundation, which is affiliated with University Medical Center and the current employer of University Hospitalist Group physicians, while the staffing and management will be handled by IN Compass Health Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia.

“The combination of Capstone and IN Compass will be a strong partner with DCH in providing quality medical care and ensuring patient satisfaction at the hospitals,” said Bryan Kindred, president and CEO of the DCH Health System, in announcing the selection. “Partnering with these two health care leaders to staff and manage both DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center helps ensure quality, continuity and consistency of care, since the same providers, using the same care models, will be delivering care at both locations.

“This is the right thing for our patients and the community.”

The contract for these companies will be effective Oct. 1, 2021, at Northport Medical Center and Nov. 1, 2021, at DCH Regional Medical Center.