Adfinitas Health physician, Thomas Annulis, MD, who works as a hospitalist at Calvert Memorial Hospital CARES clinic, was recognized by the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) as their 2017 Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner. This award recognizes practitioners who demonstrate commitment and outstanding patient care in rural communities in Maryland. Dr. Annulis joined Adfinitas Health in 2010 as a hospitalist at Calvert Memorial Hospital.
“Thomas is a thoughtful, seasoned physician who cares deeply about his work and we’re thrilled to have him recognized for his service and commitment,“ says Douglas Mitchell, MD, co-founder and CEO of Adfinitas Health. “Most of our hospital partners across Maryland are rural hospitals. We’re committed to helping these communities thrive and to bringing our comprehensive approach to care to both acute and post-acute setting.”
“Rural communities face a host of challenges compared to urban areas that lead to inequities in health outcomes and access to care. MRHA is focused on broadening awareness of these challenges while celebrating the dedication and hard work of practitioners who serve rural communities every day,” says Lara Wilson, executive director of MRHA. MRHA is a member organization comprised of local health departments, hospitals, community health centers, area health education centers, health professionals, and community members in rural areas throughout Maryland.
In partnership with Calvert’s integrative care department, Dr. Annulis played an integral role in developing the Calvert CARES Discharge Clinic, which directly benefits those patients who wish to be engaged in their healthcare, but who struggle with multiple issues, including access to care. Practitioners at this leading-edge clinic see hospitalized patients within three days of their discharge, at no cost to the patient.
“It is an incredible opportunity for me to perform the valued work I do at the Calvert CARES Clinic. I thank MHRA for this honor and the important work they do to bring attention to opportunities for ongoing innovation, quality, and efficiency in rural areas across Maryland,” says Dr. Annulis. “From what I have witnessed in my time at Adfinitas Health, our physician leaders are true innovators when it comes to delivering high-quality and affordable healthcare to Maryland’s rural population.”
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