Anesthesiologist joins Springfield Hospital; SMCS earns award

Springfield Hospital welcomes Dr. Xiangtian Hu to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr, Hu

Dr. Xiangtian Hu joins Department of Anesthesiology.

Hu earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. He has earned awards for Best Ten Students, Outstanding Student in Medicine, Top One Percent of University Students, as well as other academic awards. He completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Hu’s previous work includes tutoring international medical students at the International Office of Harbin Medical University in Harbin.

Hu is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.

Hu enjoys cultural studies, movies, singing, golf and table tennis.

SMCS earns 2nd Quality Award for care; awarded $42,000

Springfield Medical Care Systems has earned its second National Quality Leader Award from Health Resources and Services Administration.

SMCS docs

From left, Maureen Shattuck, RN, CDE, Bob DeMarco, chief of Quality and Systems Improvement, and Katrina Taylor, DO.

Acting HRSA administrator Jim Macrae said, “National Quality Leaders are health centers that are the highest performers compared to national standards and benchmarks in key clinical areas. The National Quality Leaders received funding if they met or exceeded national clinical quality benchmarks, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, for chronic disease management, preventive care, and perinatal/prenatal care, demonstrating health centers’ critical role in improving quality health care nationwide.”

The amount of the award is $42,438 to recognize health center quality achievements and the funding may be used to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery.

“Achieving the highest quality clinical performance is always our goal,” commented Timothy Ford, president and chief executive officer of SMCS. “We are extremely proud to be one of only 61 health centers nationally that achieved the National Quality Leader designation.”

Ford continued, “This award recognizes the leadership of Katrina Taylor, DO, medical staff quality officer, Bob DeMarco, chief of Quality and Systems Improvement, and Maureen Shattuck, who leads our Community Health Team and Quality Improvement Collaborative efforts. This level of achievement is truly a team effort and recognizes the professionalism and dedication of our clinical and administrative staff.”

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