Published: 11/18/2013

Pediatric Hospitalist Joins Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

Faiz Ur Rahman, M.D., has joined Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital as a pediatric hospitalist. He will assist local pediatricians and primary care physicians in the treatment of pediatric inpatients and newborns in the nursery.
 
Prior to joining the two hospitals, Dr. Rahman most recently served as a general pediatrician at East Georgia Health Care, Statesboro, since 2009.
 
Dr. Rahman earned his medical degree in 2002 from Dow Medical College, Pakistan. He then pursued a pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., which he completed in 2009.
 
Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Rahman has been heavily involved in volunteer work and disaster relief programs. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America.
 
Hospitalist is the term used for doctors who are specialized in the care of patients in the hospital. They often work as the expert on-hand and serve as the care coordinator between the hospital and the patient’s family physician. Hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine physicians who have undergone the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency training, and board certification examination.
 
About Evangelical Community Hospital:
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties. For more information visit www.evanhospital.com or follow the latest happenings on Facebook.
 
About Geisinger:
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 20,800 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, seven hospital campuses, two research centers and a 448,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $6.1 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.