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CCMH Welcomes Dr. Glendenning to Hospitalist Program

June 19, 2020

Dr. Glendenning

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital began its new hospitalist program June 1 and our third physician to join the Hospitalist team will be Dr. Charles C. Glendenning, DO.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Glendenning to our team,” said Tim Braun, CCMH Chief Operations Officer. “Dr. Glendenning’s passion is in practicing a variety of medicine providing coverage of the emergency room and inpatient care.”

A hospitalist’s primary care focus is to oversee the management of hospitalized patients. The hospitalist model replaces the traditional method of caring for hospitalized patients by clinicians who are also seeing ambulatory patients or clinicians with other clinical obligations that limit their ability to provide the intensity of care often required by these patients. By focusing their practice on this specific group of patients, hospitalists gain specialized knowledge in managing very ill patients and are able to provide high-quality, evidence-based, and efficient patient and family-centered care in hospital settings.

A hospitalist can order radiology or laboratory tests, examine the results, order treatments and medical services, and prescribe medications. Most patients that end up being admitted to stay in the hospital have complex cases with various health conditions occurring all at once, which makes the hospitalist incredibly essential.

“We are most excited about how the new hospitalist program can potentially improve the patient’s experience by increasing communication between patients, doctors and family members,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “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.”

Dr. Glendenning’s hometown is Pawhuska, Okla. and he is an Oklahoma State football fan. He is most excited for the upcoming football season and he loves to travel.

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University and completed his internship at Columbia Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He then went on to do his residency at Garfield County Family Practice and finished with his fellowship at the Department of Family Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website 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