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APD Improves Service with Two Dedicated Hospitalists

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., is pleased to welcome Mircea Silviu Tamasdan, M.D., M.Ph., and Jerald A. Ward, M.D., to its medical staff. Drs. Ward and Tamasdan are serving as the hospital’s first dedicated hospitalists.

Hospitalists are responsible for a patient’s day-to-day medical care while they are staying in the hospital; they coordinate with specialists and the patient’s regular primary care provider. “APD has been providing hospitalist care through its primary care clinic, The Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care, since 2007, but our desire has always been for a dedicated hospitalist service that will allow us to best serve our primary care patients and those who stay in the hospital,” explains Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and CEO of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. “With Drs. Tamasdan and Ward on our staff, we have two very qualified providers leading the hospitalist service, and have freed up our primary care providers to take on more patients, and better serve the community.”

Dr. Tamasdan attended medical school and served his general medical residency in Romania; he later earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He served a residency in Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Ct. He has published and researched extensively in immunology and is fluent in English and French.

Dr. Ward received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He served his residency in Internal Medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, and practiced as a primary care provider at Gifford Medical Center for many years, serving as President of the Medical Staff and Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine. He has worked since 2005 as a hospitalist at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., and played a vital role in developing the hospitalist service there.

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital is an integrated health care system whose mission is to provide patient-focused health care services that are responsive to community needs, promote wellness, and continually improve the quality of health care services in the Upper Valley community of New Hampshire and Vermont. Its Medical-Surgical unit, one area where the hospitalists will be serving, has recently added a greater level of patient monitoring, so the unit can support a greater variety of patient needs. The hospitalists will also care for patients in the Extended Care Facility, APD’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.