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Relias Healthcare Names David A. Hooker, MD Associate Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine

The Board of Advisors and Executive Team of Relias Healthcare announced today it has named David A. Hooker, MD as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hooker will transition into his new role immediately and oversee all emergency medicine functions in the South and Central Mississippi Markets.


“I am excited to add someone of David’s expertise and experience to our EM team,” said Dr. Joe Johnsey, Chief Medical Officer, Relias Healthcare. “David has years of clinical and administrative experience that he is bringing to his new role with Relias. I am certain he will help us enhance the work environments for our clinicians and ensure we provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

About Hooker: 

Most recently serving as System Medical Director for Emergency Medicine within the Baptist Memorial Hospital System for TeamHealth, Hooker now joins Relias Healthcare as Associate Chief Medical Officer over emergency medicine. Hooker attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, followed by a transitional emergency medicine internship and then an emergency medicine residency, both in Jackson at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Hooker also serves as the Paramedic Program Medical Director at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, MS.

“The past two years have been extremely challenging for healthcare in unprecedented ways,” said Hooker. “In talking with the Relias Healthcare team, I was drawn in by the way their eyes light up when they talk about the excellent care they are able to give patients during this pandemic and their excitement about the innovative ways we can continue to provide high-quality care in the coming years. I’m very excited to join the Relias Healthcare team because of their genuine passion for patient care and the dedication they have in finding the best ways to partner with hospitals to put patients and providers first.”

About Relias Healthcare: 

Relias Healthcare is a multi-state healthcare solutions company with over 225 providers and over 350,000 annual visits. Relias Healthcare provides hospitals with a wide portfolio of management and staffing solutions within the acute care setting of both tertiary referral centers and rural community hospitals. Providers are our priority, hospitals are our partners, and patients are our purpose.

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Relias Healthcare is a multistate healthcare solutions company with over 260 providers and over 350,000 annual visits. Providers are our priority, hospitals are our partners, and patients are our purpose.