Nash UNC names new hospitalist director
BY AMELIA HARPER
Monday, August 27, 2018
Nash UNC Health Care has a new hospitalist medical director who will lead the team of physicians who provide treatment of patients in the hospital setting.
Dr. George Kasarala will serve as the new hospitalist medical director and will lead the hospital’s team of Sound Physicians, an organization that partners with the hospitalist program at Nash UNC Health Care.
“I am excited to work with the hospitalists and full team at Nash UNC Health Care to support the hospital’s mission of providing superior quality health care for this community. I am looking forward to collaborating with Nash UNC’s medical staff, primary care providers in the community, nursing teams and support staff to improve the full spectrum of care for our patients,” Kasarala said.
A hospitalist is a physician who is specifically trained in treating patients in a hospital setting. The hospitalists at Nash UNC Heath Care work together as a team with other qualified health care professionals to provide care to patients around the clock. Hospitalists only work at the hospital, meaning that they provide 24/7 in-house coverage for the treatment of patients.
Kasarala has served as a hospitalist in a variety of settings since 2012, most recently at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, according to a press release from Nash UNC Health Care. He previously served as the associate program director of the Apogee Hospitalist program in Elkhart, Ind.
“We believe Dr. Kasarala’s leadership will help us continue to improve our medical services, especially by focusing on improving communication between doctors and our patients and being attentive to our patients’ needs,” Nash UNC president and CEO Dr. L. Lee Isley said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing the impact Dr. Kasarala will have on our organization and community as a whole.”
Kasarala completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Louis University and is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of Findlay in Ohio.
Kasarala and his wife have two children.