Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) has appointed Dr. Doris Purvis as Hospitalist Medical Director.
Dr. Purvis has 15 years of experience as a hospitalist, with nearly seven years in a directorship role. In her new role, Dr. Purvis will work alongside Dr. David Alvarez, EWCH chief medical officer, to focus on standardizing care practices, improving quality of care, streamlining hospitalist services, and workflow. Dr. Purvis will oversee all EWCH hospitalists.
“Throughout her career, Dr. Purvis has worked collaboratively with clinical colleagues to improve the quality and efficiency of care,” said EWCH CEO Mark Kimball. “She is very well suited for this directorship role, and we have every confidence she will be extremely successful in the developments she will be pursuing.”
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of hospitalized patients. They are experts at coordinating the special needs of inpatients around the clock, including working with patients’ primary care physicians to provide continuity of care as they are discharged. Hospitalists allow office-based physicians time to treat patients in their offices.
For more information about Erlanger’s hospitalist providers, call 828-835-7570.
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