Dr. Charles W. Knight of Jackson recently received board-certification
in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine from
the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM sets standards
for and recognizes the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes of general
internists who focus their practice in the care of hospitalized patients.
He is one of the first internal medicine physicians in the country to
achieve this new certification.
“We’re pleased and proud that Dr. Knight has passed the stringent
ABIM requirements and testing associated with this specialty certification,”
said Pam Maples, St. John’s Medical Center CEO. Dr. Knight has been
employed as a hospitalist at St. John's Medical Center since April
2009. St. John's launched the hospitalist program in 2007. “The
program has enhanced continuity of care and allows primary care physicians
to focus on their office clinics while knowing their hospitalized patients
are receiving excellent care,” said Maples.
Dr. Knight received his MD from the University of Texas Medical School
at San Antonio June 1995. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship
and Residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
and has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board
of Internal Medicine since August 1999.
Other St. John's Medical Center hospitalists include Dr. Gerald Katz,
Dr. James Geren, Dr. Ellen Meyers and Dr. Mike Menolascino.