Four new hospitalist physicians join Saint Thomas River Park Hospital
NASHVILLE – Saint Thomas River Park Hospital has welcomed four new hospitalist physicians. John T. Beuerlein, M.D., MMM, FAAP, FACP, SFHM joins as the lead hospitalist. Sonja Terry Webb, M.D., Keith Webb, M.D. and Melinda Jorge, M.D. have also joined the team. Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
“We are so pleased to welcome these four outstanding physicians to the staff of Saint Thomas River Park Hospital,” said Dale Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer, Saint Thomas River Park Hospital. “We are changing the structure of our hospitalist program, and these four physicians are now employees at Saint Thomas Health. We are committed to making sure our friends and neighbors in our community receive excellent care when they are in the hospital here, and these physicians exemplify our high standards.”
Dr. Beuerlein previously served at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. in multiple capacities, including Chief Medical Information Officer and Clinical Hospitalist. Before that time, he worked at the University Health System, Inc. in Knoxville as Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Informatics, and as Medical Director of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Beuerlein earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis.
Dr. Sonya Terry Webb is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. and her medical degree from East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine and pediatrics internship and residency training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky.
Dr. Keith Webb earned his Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. and his medical degree from East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.
Dr. Melinda Jorge earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Tex., and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies.
In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.
Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.sthealth.com