Sacred Heart Names New Medical Director for NICU
Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart has named Dr. Ramak Amjad, a board-certified neonatologist with Pediatrix, as the new medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Pensacola. Dr. Amjad will take over the day-to-day clinical management of the NICU from Dr. Antonio Pena, who will continue to practice neonatology at Children’s Hospital and serve as corporate medical director for Pediatrix. Dr. Amjad received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and completed fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, please call 416-1600 or visit sacred-heart.org.
Lakeview LPN Honored as ‘Professional of the Year’
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) honored a longtime Lakeview Center nurse as the Professional of the Year for the Northwest Florida region on August 9. Ruby Richburg, a licensed practical nurse with Lakeview Center’s methadone clinic, received the award during the association’s annual conference in Orlando. The honor recognizes Richburg for her unwavering commitment to excellence and her dedication to the people she serves. Lakeview’s methadone clinic is a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program for people with addictions to prescription painkillers and other opium-derived drugs. Research proves that MAT provides better outcomes and results in significant reductions in drug use, mortality rates and criminal activity.
Melisa Clements, ARNP, Joins West Florida Medical Group
Melisa Clements, ARNP, has joined the West Florida Medical Group’s department of Senior Health Services. Clements earned her master’s and undergraduate degrees in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, followed by certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining West Florida Medical Group, Clements worked as a Registered Nurse at West Florida Hospital’s Telemetry/Progressive Care Unit where she managed multiple telemetry patients, administered medications, assessed patients, performed wound care, prepared patients for surgery. Clements is currently serving as a nurse practitioner under the direction of Andrea Hackel, M.D. at various local nursing home and assisted living facilities. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Sacred Heart Cardiology Welcomes New Cardiac Specialists to Team
Sacred Heart Cardiology, a division of Sacred Heart Medical Group, is pleased to welcome two new specialists to its team of cardiologists. Dr. Rohit Amin, a fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Keith Golden, a fellowship-trained cardiac electrophysiologist, recently joined the group and are now accepting new patients. Dr. Amin treats high-risk cardiac patients requiring interventional procedures. He is experienced with radial (wrist) access for cardiac catherization, pre- and post-operative heart transplant care, and treating patients with chronic heart failure. He has a special interest in advanced heart failure, carotid artery disease management, pulmonary hypertension, peripheral artery disease, and coronary stenting. He is fellowship-trained in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and advanced heart failure. Dr. Amin earned his medical degree from Saba University in the Netherlands-Antillies, Caribbean, completed residency training in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and Wayne State University. Dr. Golden specializes in treating abnormalities in the heart’s electrical system as well as cardiology ailments such as coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular disease. He offers treatments for heart-rhythm disorders including atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and rapid heart rate through a variety of methods including electrophysiology studies, ablation therapy, and the implantation of pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. Dr. Golden earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and trained in both internal medicine and cardiology at the University of North Carolina Health System in Chapel Hill, N.C. He completed advanced training in electrophysiology at St. Vincent Health System in Indianapolis, Ind. Sacred Heart Cardiology is located on the main campus of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in suite 404 of the Medical Office Building. Appointments can be made by calling 416-4970.
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Monica Montoya, M.D., Family Medicine in Pace
Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome family medicine physician Monica Montoya, M.D., to their growing primary care network. She will be joining the Baptist Medical Group family medicine practice of Abby Hunt, M.D., and Cecilia Hansford, A.R.N.P., located at 3810 Highway 90 in Pace. Dr. Montoya joins Baptist Medical Group after completing her time as a Chief Resident at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine family medicine residency program. She is currently board eligible and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. On a personal note, Dr. Montoya has a passion for medical mission trips, and she is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Montoya currently welcomes new patient appointments for ages two-years-old and older. To learn more about Dr. Montoya or to request an appointment, visit her profile at BaptistMedicalGroup.org or call 994-1011 for personal assistance.
Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Appoints New President
Sacred Heart Health System has selected Henry Stovall as the new president of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Stovall has held many leadership positions in health care for more than 25 years and most recently served as the senior vice president for special projects at Sacred Heart. In that role, Stovall was instrumental in Sacred Heart’s successful effort to form a Joint Venture with LHP Hospital Group to lease and operate Bay Medical Center in Panama City. “Henry has a wealth of experience in leading healthcare organizations and improving the operations of hospitals,” said Susan Davis, the president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System. “He is committed to building relationships with physicians, staff and community leaders. He also has a passion for making Sacred Heart in Pensacola the best hospital in patient safety and the patient experience.” Stovall replaces Carol Schmidt, who recently left Sacred Heart to accept a promotion within Ascension Health in St. Louis. Ascension Health is Sacred Heart’s parent organization and the nation’s largest nonprofit and Catholic healthcare system. Before joining Sacred Heart, Stovall managed a healthcare advisory service that specialized in interim executive management, large-scale project management, financial management and operations improvement. Clients included county hospitals, nonprofit community hospitals, regional health systems and large healthcare consulting firms. Other past roles include division president of PHNS in Dallas, corporate vice president at Presbyterian Healthcare System in Dallas, and vice president and partner at Hay Management Consultants in Dallas. Stovall was raised in Mississippi and earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The University of Mississippi.
Baptist Welcomes Family Medicine & Geriatric Care Physician Megumi Maguchi, M.D.
Baptist Medical Group, the 100-member-strong physician network of Baptist Health Care, welcomes Megumi Maguchi, M.D., a Harvard-trained family medicine physician with an additional fellowship in geriatrics. Dr. Maguchi joins the Baptist Medical Group office at 801 W. Avery Street in Pensacola, Fla., after completing her fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School. She has great skill in caring for patients of all ages and is known for providing thorough and attentive care to patients with multiple medical conditions. Dr. Maguchi finds inspiration in the relationships she forms with her patients and finds great joy in caring for generations of patients—adult patients, their parents and even their grandparents. “The trust that my patients place in my care is very humbling. They know I do not take that for granted and will be there for them,” says Dr. Maguchi. Before completing her geriatrics fellowship at Harvard, Dr. Maguchi completed her residency in family medicine at UT Southwestern Affiliate, located in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is board certified in family practice. Dr. Maguchi now welcomes new patients at the existing Baptist Medical Group-North Hill practice. To learn more about Dr. Maguchi and the care she provides, or to make an appointment, call 437-8650.
Buddy Elmore Named President of Sacred Heart Medical Group
Buddy Elmore, who has served as chief financial officer (CFO) for Sacred Heart Health System for the past six years, recently was named the new president of Sacred Heart Medical Group. Sacred Heart Medical Group employs 145 physicians and has offices throughout the Gulf Coast, from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Apalachicola, Fla. In addition to Elmore’s expertise in finance, he has a wealth of experience in developing physician-hospital organizations and overseeing physician practices and community clinics. Since his arrival at Sacred Heart, Elmore has had administrative responsibility for Sacred Heart’s Cancer Services and Sacred Heart Medical Oncology Group (SHMOG). Since its establishment in 2006 with one medical oncologist, SHMOG has grown to provide 12 cancer specialists in Pensacola and Miramar Beach. In addition, Elmore has been responsible for overseeing the operation of Ascension Health community health centers in four states, including the Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans. Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Elmore worked 16 years as CFO of Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. His background also includes employment as CFO at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. In both locations, Elmore was very involved in developing physician-hospital organizations in which physicians invested in a hospital organization to jointly manage risk and the healthcare of an enrolled population