Source: The News-Enterprise
Hardin Memorial Health has selected Dr. Tom Hustead as medical director of the HMH Medical Group.
Hustead, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has been a member of the medical group since November 2017, serving as a primary care physician at the groups’s Cool Springs Family Medicine, according to a news release. Hustead will continue to see his patients at that practice.
After graduating from West Point, Hustead attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and served a 24-year military career during which he was named Flight Surgeon of the Year for his service in combat.
He also was recognized for his medical teaching and selected to various leadership positions including commander of the NATO medical facility at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.
“Dr. Hustead is focused on creating a culture where the people he leads thrive and succeed,” hospital President and CEO Dennis Johnson said in the release. “When providers know that they are supported, they can focus on patient care. In Dr. Hustead, we have a true servant leader who will put our amazing team of providers and their patients first and foremost. I know he will continue to advance the care HMH provides.”
Johnson also said Hustead has a population health expertise in which providers take a proactive, integrated approach to patient care, looking at all factors that collectively impact patient outcomes.
“When it comes to population health, the Cool Spring Family Medicine practice is considered an HMH model,” Johnson said. “In his new role, Dr. Hustead will be able to help our providers and their teams apply the latest thinking and approaches broadly to benefit patients.”
Hustead replaces Dr. Jody Prather in the role. Prather joined Baptist Health in September as its chief strategy officer.