WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System announced that it has brought on a new Medical Director of Hospitalist Medicine, Dr. Tamara Vashakmadze.
Dr. Vashakmadze served previously as Director of the Hospitalist Program at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. With an annual patient volume of more than 60,000, Atrium Medical Center is the seventh-largest hospital in Greater Cincinnati.
CMH CEO Greg Nielsen expressed his confidence in bringing on Dr. Vashakmadze: “Dr. Vashakmadze is talented and thorough. She’s esteemed among her colleagues and has proven her ability to lead hospitalist programs to success. I’m excited to welcome her into this leadership role.”
Dr. Vashakmadze received her Doctor of Medicine from Tbilisi State Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in hospitalist medicine at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Prior to coming to CMH, she was the Director of the Hospitalist Program at Atrium Medical Center.
Dr. Vashakmadze has served in conflict/war zones internationally, serving as Director of Health Care Programs for United Methodist Committee on Relief in Armenia and as the Relief Coordinator for the West Georgia Region as part of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). She was also Program Assistant to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York, and earned a master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University.
“The breadth of Dr. Vashakmadze’s experience is truly outstanding,” said Dr. John Hollon, Chief Medical Officer at CMH. “Hospitalists provide care for our hospitalized patients, bringing a wealth of internal medicine knowledge and coordinating with specialists and primary care providers to make a patient’s stay here truly seamless — a strong hospitalist medicine program is at the core of our inpatient services. Dr. Vashakmadze’s experience in hospitalist leadership makes her extremely well-qualified for this role, and we’re excited to welcome her to the team.”
Dr. Vashakmadze is now the third new physician leader announced by CMH hailing from Atrium Medical Center, following the arrivals of Dr. David Allen and Dr. Lori Niceley in Emergency Medicine.