Asheville Hospitalist Group welcomes Dr. Rody Singer to team

Press release

From Mission Health

ASHEVILLE, NC (March 14, 2013) – Asheville Hospitalist Group, a practice of Mission Medical Associates, is pleased to add Rody B. Singer, MD, to its team of physicians. Dr. Singer is a dedicated physician and an established hospitalist in the North Carolina medical community.

As a hospitalist, Dr. Singer specializes in internal medicine and inpatient care. Dr. Singer most recently served as a hospitalist at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gaston, NC. There, he provided a full spectrum of hospitalist services and was intimately involved in expanding the four-physician practice to more than 30 physicians and six nurse practitioners and physician assistants. His professional experience also includes working as a hospitalist at both New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, and at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.

“Dr. Singer will make a great addition to Asheville Hospitalist Group,” said Jack Jensen, Vice President of Operations for Mission Medical Associates. “As one of the largest hospitalist groups in the Southeast, we pride ourselves on our dedicated and knowledgeable physicians. Dr. Singer’s specialized background in internal medicine and pediatric care will be a valuable asset to our team.”

Dr. Singer earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ, and completed his residency with a focus on internal medicine and pediatrics at Yale University Medical School in New Haven, CT. Upon completion of his residency, he served as a Clinical Instructor at Yale University School of Medicine and later as a Pediatric Emergency Physician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. Dr. Singer is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

“My patient care philosophy has always been to treat each patient as if they were a member of my family,” said Dr. Singer. “I’m honored to join Asheville Hospitalist Group because they share this approach. They are committed to providing easily accessible, high quality care to every patient and truly making a difference in the communities of western North Carolina.”

Dr. Singer enjoys road cycling, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and their two Boston terrier “children.”

Asheville Hospitalist Group was established in 1997 and is part of Mission Medical Associates, the physician group practice of Mission Health. The group is one of the largest hospitalist groups in the Southeast. The group’s physicians have received national recognition for their participation in programs such as Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions) and Practice Change Fellows. Asheville Hospitalist Group provides around-the-clock adult inpatient care at Mission Hospital, and some of its physicians also provide pediatric inpatient care at Mission Children’s Hospital.

About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. In 2012 Mission Health was named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in over 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital– the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 8,800 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.


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