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H&W News 11/24/11

Dr. Jimmy Jones Honored as Outstanding Children’s Surgeon

Dr. Jimmy Jones, a retired pediatric surgeon with Nemours Children’s Clinic and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, was recently named as an outstanding children’s surgeon in the state of Florida by the Children’s Medical Services (CMS.) The Philip O. Lichtbau Award is given annually by The Florida Pediatric Society to a children’s surgeon who has contributed significantly, either regionally or statewide, to the CMS program. The award was created in honor of the late Dr. Philip O. Lichtbau, an orthopedic surgeon who served as a CMS medical director for many years. Dr. Jones was the first pediatric surgeon at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and served as the only pediatric surgeon in the entire Panhandle for 35 years. He is currently the assistant medical director at Nemours Children’s Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis and completed his residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is active in civic affairs and currently serves on the board of the Community Maritime Park.

Sacred Heart Hospital Rated 5-Star for Neurosurgery and Care for Heart Attack and Stroke
New hospital ratings published by HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization, recognized Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola as having the area’s best patient outcomes in areas that include neurosurgery, critical care, and treatment of heart attacks and strokes. Earlier this year, HealthGrades ranked Sacred Heart among the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals for clinical excellence (2011). The hospital also has been rated among the top 10 percent in the nation for critical care for two years in a row (2011-2012). Also in 2011, Sacred Heart’s bariatric surgery program also was recognized as the top program in all of Florida for its surgery outcomes, number two in Florida for gynecological surgery and five-star rated for emergency medicine and women’s health.

Dr. Edwin Rogers named Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Medical Group
Dr. Edwin Rogers, a longtime physician leader in the Pensacola community, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Baptist Medical Group, Baptist Health Care’s expansive employed physician network. For the last 30 years, Dr. Rogers has served as a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Cardiology Consultants, an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. While continuing to practice cardiology, Dr. Rogers will now have an additional enhanced and expanded leadership role, guiding the development of clinical programs and fostering growth among the over 100-physician team. Dr. Rogers’ CMO position is newly created in response to Baptist-employed physician feedback and continued growth of the medical group, now serving patients in 42 practice locations and Baptist Health Care’s four hospitals and two medical parks. Dr. Rogers completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina before moving to Indianapolis, Ind., where he completed both fellowship and research appointments between 1976 and 1979. He started post-graduate work in 1999 and completed his MBA at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Rogers is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.