Healthcare staffing company Medicus Healthcare Solutions has announced the promotion of O’Neil Pyke, MD, SFHM, to chief medical officer. Dr. Pyke has worked with the company since 2008, first as a hospitalist consultant and more recently as chief practice advisor. He also serves as an assistant professor of medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College.
Dr. Pyke is a practicing hospitalist physician with more than 16 years of hospital management and clinical experience. Prior to joining Medicus Healthcare Solutions, Dr. Pyke founded and served as CEO for AMP Hospitalist Consulting and was the director of hospital medicine for Keystone Healthcare Management.
“Dr. Pyke has used his expertise in mentoring physician leaders and teaching proven strategies in managing hospital medicine programs to introduce innovative tools and concepts that are being used by many programs across the country,” says Cristina Muise, Medicus President. “He is an expert in identifying areas that can optimize hospital medical programs and implementing solutions that align the program to desired outcomes and behaviors.”
Examples of his work in this area include, “The Principles of Practice for Hospital Medicine” and Hospitalist Leadership—10 Imperatives for Effective and Efficient Leaders.”
“My primary focus is on helping hospitals improve patient flow and patient experience by bridging the gap between evidenced-based care and communicating the value of this care,” says Dr. Pyke. “This involves guiding providers toward a better understanding of cultural competency in hospital medicine.”
Dr. Pyke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from City University of New York, Queens College. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, after which he did his postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and now completing an MBA at Villanova University.
He is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Practice Management Committee. In 2009, Dr Pyke was a member of SHM’s inaugural class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine, followed by induction into the inaugural class of Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine in 2010.
Dr. Pyke has written broadly about the hospitalist movement and currently serves on the editorial board for Today’s Hospitalist Magazine, in addition to being a regular contributor for other publications, such a The Hospitalist.