Relias Healthcare names Sumner Abraham, MD Associate Chief Medical Officer
The Board of Advisors and Executive Team of Relias Healthcare announced today it has named Sumner Abraham, MD as Associate Chief Medical Officer. Abraham will transition into his new role immediately and oversee all Hospitalist Medicine functions of the organization as well as market oversight for Relias’s subsidiary, rhMed.
“Rarely do you find an opportunity where gifts, opportunity and desires intersect, and I’m thankful to Mr. West and Dr. Johnsey for that kind of opportunity,” says Abraham. “I’m eager to contribute to the patient-centered care being delivered by Relias Healthcare in Mississippi and Alabama.”
Previously serving as Corporate Medical Director for Hospitalist Medicine at Relias Healthcare, Abraham joins the executive team and moves to Mississippi from Charlottesville, Virginia, where he served as Chief Resident at The University of Virginia School of Medicine. A native of Mississippi, Abraham attended medical school at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS followed by an internal medicine residency at UVA.
“Relias has built a sustainable culture making her providers its priority and partnering with local health systems to create high-value and cost-effective solutions. I’m excited to work as hard as I can to continue the innovative and consistent product that’s the hallmark of Relias, ” Abraham said.
About Relias Healthcare
Relias Healthcare is a multi-state healthcare solutions company. Relias Healthcare provides hospitals a wide portfolio of management and staffing solutions within the acute care setting of both tertiary referral centers and rural community hospitals.
“As we expand our hospital medicine program it’s exciting to bring such a passionate leader back home to Mississippi to lead our expansion and our HM provider teams.” Says Luke West, Relias Healthcare’s Chief Executive
Officer. “Dr. Abraham has a commitment to this region, a commitment to innovation in delivery models, and shares our passion to create the best environment possible for our physicians to practice.”
Relias Healthcare currently serves Mississippi and Alabama in Emergency and Hospitalist services through its subsidiaries rhMed, rhPro, rhEquip, and rhOne with over 200 clinicians and over 400,000 patients per year.