Dr. David Bowman, Tucson, Ariz.-area executive director for IPC-the Hospitalist Co., has been named the Medical Group Management Association's Physician Executive of the Year. This is the second consecutive year an official with the North Hollywood, Calif.-based company has won the award. Dr. Adam Singer, IPC chairman, CEO and chief medical officer, received the honor last year.
MGMA names IPC's Bowman top physician exec
Bowman was on the scene when a gunman opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others in the parking lot of a Tucson grocery store in January, and Bowman provided care until paramedics arrived.
According to Bowman's nomination form, submitted by IPC Vice President of Marketing and Development Todd Kislak, Bowman leads a group of 80 providers practicing in 40 facilities and "insists that his providers deliver measurable data that demonstrates high quality of patient care." Bowman's leadership has led to shorter lengths of stay and a lower mortality rate, in particular for sepsis, Kislak wrote.
The Physician Executive of the Year Award is given to a "physician executive in a medical group practice who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional medical group performance in the delivery of healthcare in his or her practice and community through personal example and collaborative team management," according to the MGMA's website.
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