ACUITYHEALTHCARE  APPOINTS DR. EDWARD HAMATY AS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER 

Charlotte, NC (July 18, 2016) – AcuityHealthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edward Hamaty to the position of chief medical officer of AcuityHealthcare. Founded in 2001, AcuityHealthcare is a privately owned, long-term acute-care hospital (LTACH) company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. AcuityHealthcare is focused on the development and operation of LTCHs and the delivery of specialized care with improved outcomes.

Dr. Edward Hamaty is an esteemed pulmonary and critical care specialist. His expertise and knowledge align well with Acuity’s mission of treating medically complex and critically ill patients. Since 2005, Dr. Hamaty serves as the chief medical officer of Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey, LLC., a LTACH within the Acuity Healthcare family. Since 2011, he also serves as the director of the pulmonary program at Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey. During his three decades in medicine, Dr. Hamaty has held appointments at many of the leading hospitals in South Jersey and Philadelphia and continues to serve on the Board of Directors at AcuityHealthcare.

“We are fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Hamaty’s stature and experience as Chief Medical Officer at Acuity Healthcare,” Ed Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of AcuityHealthcare said. “Dr. Hamaty is a true leader and fine example for all of our team members. His clinical knowledge and practice, combined with his compassion for our patients and their families serve as the foundation for the level of excellence we provide at all of our locations.”

Dr. Hamaty has been instrumental in the education of internal medicine and pulmonary/critical-care medicine at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He earned the Teacher-of-the-Year Award six times from 2004 to 2015, for instructing the internship class of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hamaty’s extensive academic experience also includes serving as director of the critical-care fellowship program at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine from 2011 to 2012. In addition, Dr. Hamaty is a sought-after speaker for his expertise. He has published more than a half-dozen scientific papers and is conducting research on differentiating pulmonary from cardiac causes of failure to wean in long-term acute-care patients. This knowledge and expertise is invaluable to his position.

Dr. Hamaty earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, graduating Cum Laude, and biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, becoming a Doctor of Osteopathy. He graduated first in his class of 122 and was named Valedictorian. Dr. Hamaty is board-certified in internal medicine, medical diseases of the chest (pulmonary), and critical care medicine.

AcuityHealthcare possesses the unique knowledge of how LTACH services can and should work within today’s post-acute continuum. AcuityHealthcare currently owns and manages six LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas. AcuityHealthcare is the only 100% employee-owned hospital company in the country. Acuity is defined in Webster’s dictionary as “acuteness; keenness, as of thought and vision.” To learn more about AcuityHealthcare, please visit: http://www.acuityhealthcare.net. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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