Kunal Bhagat, M.D., FACP was named by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist, an ACP publication, as one of the Top 10 Hospitalists in the nation.
Dr. Bhagat, who works in Christiana Care Health System’s Department of Medicine, was profiled in the publication’s November 2015 Top Hospitalists issue.
“Dr. Bhagat is most deserving of this national award,” said Virginia U. Collier, M.D., MACP, Hugh R. Sharp Jr. Chair of Christiana Care’s Department of Medicine. “He is an outstanding clinician. In many ways, he is a role model for colleagues, residents and students. Christiana Care and his patients are fortunate that he is a member of the Medical-Dental Staff.”
Dr. Bhagat joined IPC Healthcare Inc., a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization, in November 2012 when his former group was acquired by IPC. He was named Christiana Care Outstanding Teacher in 2012–2013 and has been recognized for Excellence in Hospital Medicine by the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
A graduate of the Christiana Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Bhagat currently serves as IPC’s Practice Group co-leader for Christiana Hospital, where he provides daily clinical leadership for hospitalists. Dr. Bhagat also serves on five health system committees and is a Lean Six Sigma team leader. Most recently he led a team on a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project to reduce unnecessary physical therapy consults, creating quality improvements in patient care.
“We are very proud that Dr. Bhagat has been honored by ACP Hospitalist as one of the country’s preeminent hospitalists,” said Adam Singer, M.D., chairman and CEO of IPC Healthcare. “His collaborative leadership and dedication to high-quality patient care embody IPC’s core values of leadership, professionalism and teamwork. He is an outstanding example of our commitment to the delivery of the highest quality patient care. Being named a Top Hospitalist is a well-deserved recognition.”
Dr. Bhagat was also chosen as one of IPC’s Clinicians of the Year for 2014, the highest honor bestowed upon anyone at the company. Recognition is given to those IPC clinical leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the company, to their facility and to the patients they serve, both in acute and post-acute care settings.