The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Greg Hamilton, JD, has accepted the position of Administrative Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program and Adult Supportive and Palliative Care Program, effective February 5. Mr. Hamilton joins the team from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he served as Research Administrator. He previously held administrative positions of progressive responsibility in the Department of Surgery and as the Administrator of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the College of Pharmacy. He received his JD from the University of Iowa and a BBA from the University of Michigan, with emphasis in finance and human resource management. In his free time, Mr. Hamilton enjoys spending time with his wife, Marcy (a part-time pharmacist at UI Health Care), and their seven children (five girls and two boys).
Mr. Hamilton’s position was previously held by Eric Linson, who left to pursue another opportunity last June. The Department is grateful to Kristin Goedken, Rodney Murphy, and Evelyn Perry for managing the responsibilities of this role in the interim.
The Hospitalist Program at University of Iowa Health Care has seen dynamic growth in the last few years, and it remains an epicenter for process improvements and other efficiencies to improve quality and safety in in-patient care. Under the leadership of Hospitalist Program Director Dr. Kevin Glenn, the program has introduced initiatives to address high census, enabling more timely discharge, as well as the use of telemedicine to help rural patients receive quality care closer to home.
The Adult Supportive and Palliative Care Service is led by Dr. Tim Thomsen. Supportive and palliative care is provided by an integrated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, a music therapist, social worker, and chaplains. This service works with the patient’s primary or specialty team to offer pain and other symptom management and support in dealing with emotional, social, and spiritual suffering.