Dr. Khurrum Shaikh becomes Hospitalist Program Medical Director for the Parkview Health System, the leading hospital system in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  At Parkview, Dr. Shaikh takes the hospitalist program from start-up and builds it into a major hospitalist service, treating over 120 inpatients per day at two large hospitals.

Dr. Shaikh see that although hospitalist programs were successful and prevalent in large hospitals and urban areas, smaller community hospitals and critical access hospitals were in dire need of finding solutions.

April 2012
Dr. Shaikh teams up with Mark Drapala, a hospital executive who also saw, from first-hand experience, the difficulty smaller hospitals had implementing high-quality, cost-effective hospitalist programs.

October 2012
Together, Dr. Shaikh and Mr. Drapala launched the Hospital Care Group, P.C. (HCG) with the mission of providing high-quality, high-value hospital medicine solutions to hospitals in need.  Almost immediately, Hospital Care Group contracts with its first client - Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Indiana and Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio.  At Cameron, HCG pioneers a tiered-pricing payment structure.

November 2012
HCG pioneers a Transitional Hospitalist Program at Mercy Defiance Clinic in Defiance, Ohio. This program provides on-site nighttime hospitalist coverage as well as weekend and vacation coverage.

August 2013
HCG pioneers a Joint Hospitalist Program with Fulton County Hospital in Wauseon, Ohio.  HCG teams up with Fulton's employed hospitalist to provide a complete hospitalist solution.

May 2014
HCG contracts with its first urban hospital, Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Dupont is part of the Lutheran Health Network, northeast Indiana's largest health provider and Community Health Systems, the parent organization with over 100 acute care hospitals nation-wide.

December 2014
HCG establishes a Joint Hospitalist Program with Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, Ohio.  HCG creates a unique joint employment partnership with the hospital's hospital-employed internist.

January 2015
HCG implements Ingenious Med's mobile charge capture system to create a seamless billing system from bedside to payor.

March 2015
HCG contracts with Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio to establish Mercer's first hospitalist program.

April 2015 
HCG contracts with St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  St. Joseph is also part of the Lutheran Health Network.  St. Joe's will be HCG's largest program, with the hospitalist program seeing over 30 patients per day.

June 2015
HCG contracts with Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana to support their existing hospitalist program by adding one additional physician to their service.

November 2015
Wood County Hospital becomes HCG's tenth hospitalist program.  Wood, located in Bowling Green, Ohio maintained a robust hospitalist service before turning to HCG to implement its brand of high-quality hospital medicine. The Wood program will employ four hospitalists and two mid-level providers.

May 2016
HCG contracts with Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, Indiana.  Bluffton is the third Lutheran Health Network hospital HCG provides hospitalist services to.  

March 2017
HCG and Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, OH agree to have HCG take over their hospitalist program starting October 1, 2017.  The Wayne service will include 4 hospitalists and 2 mid-levels. 

August 2018
HCG assumes responsibility for the adult inpatient psychiatric service and Generations inpatient unit at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  HCG creates a unique model of Psychiatrists teamed with inpatient psychiatric NPs to staff the two units.

Contact us to learn more about Hospital Care Group's custom solutions:

Phone: 260-344-4035
email: mdrapala@hospitalcaregroup.net