Charles L. Baumgart, M.D. Hired As Presbyterian's Physician Advisor And The Health Plan's Associate Medical Director
Focus To Be Presbyterian Medical Staff Continuous Quality Improvement
News Release: August 26, 2007
Albuquerque, NM -- Presbyterian Healthcare Services has hired Charles L. Baumgart, M.D., to be the physician advisor for hospital utilization management and associate medical director for the health plan. Dr. Baumgart will oversee timely and appropriate patient care in the inpatient setting. He will work with Presbyterian medical staffs' continuous quality improvement activities.
Baumgart has practiced internal medicine for 13 years. For the last four years, he has been an internal medicine and geriatric specialist for the Talbert Medical Group. Prior to that, he practiced general internal medicine in Iowa. Over the last ten years, Baumgart has worked with organizations reviewing utilization standards and quality of patient care. Most recently, he served as a consultant to the New Mexico Medical Review Association located in Albuquerque.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is the state's largest not-for-profit healthcare organization providing New Mexicans with health insurance as well as home nursing care, ambulatory physician services, acute hospital care, rehabilitation services and long term care. The Presbyterian Health Plan is the largest in the state, with over 160,000 members in all counties in New Mexico.