CCMH Welcomes Dr. Evans to Hospitalist Program
June 08, 2020
CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital implemented its new hospitalist program June 1. Our second physician to join the Hospitalist team at CCMH will be Dr. Samuel C. Evans, MD.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Evans to our team,” said Tim Braun, CCMH Chief Operations Officer. “Dr. Evans brings a lot of experience to our new hospitalist program with continuity of care that comes from following patients day after day. He is one of the candidates we have chosen to fit our needs as a small community hospital.”
A hospitalist is a physician who must master the specific skill set and knowledge required to treat and care for patients in the hospital. Many physicians choose to work primarily in hospitals and self-identify as hospitalists, yet they are board certified in a specialty, such as Internal Medicine or Family Practice Medicine, that does not accurately reflect their experience and level of competence in providing treatment, diagnosing illnesses, coordinating with other medical personnel, and other duties of a hospitalist.
Hospitalists can order diagnostic tests, examine the results, order treatments and medical services, and prescribe medications. Many patients that end up in the hospital have complicated cases with multiple health conditions occurring at once, which makes the hospitalist incredibly important.
Dr. Evans was raised in Ozark County in southern Missouri. He has been an ordained minister for 40 plus years and since the age of 14 has worked towards being a medical missionary. He worked at hospitals and clinics for 14 years as an orderly, ward clerk, X-ray technician, Registered Medical Technologist, and last as a Clinic Office Manager. Also during this time, he served as a bi-vocational pastor of three consecutive churches and volunteered in various youth and community organizations.
Dr. Evans attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Ark., receiving his medical degree and then completed the UAMS Family Practice Residency program. He obtained board specialty certification in Family Practice, Forensic Medicine, and special studies in “Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.”
He worked in private practice in North Little Rock, Ark., for 10 years and then served for 20 years in the southern Philippines, Mindanao as a medical missionary. He formed US and Philippine non-for-profit organizations, Reach International Healthcare and Training, Inc. (RIHTI) and the Philippine Program’s (RIHTPI in June 2006. He remained President of both organizations boards and the administrator and medical director for its Philippine mission work until Jan. 31, 2020.
“This included providing outreach clinics and surgery to places where there was no doctor, as well as training voluntary community resource people (healthcare workers), pastoral leadership training for leaders to serve in these underserve areas while supporting any local or national healthcare professionals who may be in their region,” Evans said. “The team also did first aid and disaster relief following disasters, along with teaching First Aid and Disaster Relief classes throughout the Island of Mindanao.”
Dr. Evans’ personal interests include reading, woodworking and building computers.
The new hospitalist program can improve the patient’s experience by increasing communication between patients, doctors and family members. When patients leave the hospital, hospitalists will give a summary of your hospital stay to your primary care provider. The primary care provider then resumes your care at that point.
For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website http://www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.
Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit carrollcountyhospital.org.