New Hospitalist Joins BMH-GT Staff
COLUMBUS, Miss.– Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes a new hospitalist, John Boswell, MD, to its team of highly qualified physicians.
Dr. Boswell earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from The University of Alabama in Birmingham and his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Ala., He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Association of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Boswell is a member of the American Association of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Marion County Medical Society.
Originally from Montgomery, Ala., Dr. Boswell comes to Columbus from Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. where he was a hospitalist and served as director of the hospitalist program. He was also a sleep medicine specialist and Wound Care specialist, panel physician, in Winfield.
“As we expand our hospitalist program, we are excited to have Dr. Boswell join our medical staff,” said Baptist Administrator and CEO Paul Cade. “He brings a wide range of experience and talent to our hospitalist staff,” Cade added.
A hospitalist is a medical practitioner whose primary focus is care of patients while they are in the hospital. In most situations, hospitalists do not have an office practice. Most hospitalists are trained in general internal medicine, meaning they are trained to diagnose and treat disease in adults.
“Baptist Golden Triangle is staffed with hospitalists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That helps us better meet our goal of providing quality care for our patients,” Cade said.
With 315 beds, Baptist Golden Triangle is the largest regional hospital affiliated with the Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system. With physicians and surgeons representing almost every medical specialty practicing at the hospital, Baptist Golden Triangle offers a wide range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages.
The hospital offers a variety of services to the community, including the Baptist Cancer Center, Baptist Behavioral Health Care for those with behavioral and mental health problems, an emergency room with 24-hour ambulance service, an extensive rehabilitation department, and educational programs. Baptist Golden Triangle employs more than 1,000 health care professionals.