July 20, 2017 - The University of Miami at Holy Cross (UM-HCH) Internal Medicine Faculty and Resident Practice is expanding at the Holy Cross Medical Group's Wilton Manors office from three days a week to five days a week. Additionally, the practice also has expanded to HCMG's North Ridge location.
All 36 UM-HCH internal medicine residents will be practicing medicine at these two locations five days a week
The residents practice under the supervision of experienced UM-HCH faculty and provide a wide range of patient-centered services, including primary care, preventative health, well-women examinations, and internal medicine.
Established in 2015, the UM-HCH Internal Medicine Residency Program recently graduated its first class of 12 internists. The program, which serves as a pioneer in the future of graduate medical education, was created to narrow the void of primary care physicians in underserved areas.
"There is a strong emphasis on ambulatory medicine in our training program, and the Wilton Manors and North Ridge practice sites allow us to provide outstanding patient care while training future primary care and specialty physicians for South Florida," said Dr. Frederick Williams, program director of the UM-HCH Internal Medicine Residency Program and assistant director of graduate medical education for the Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Howard Koch, associate program director, said, "This program has elevated the medical care delivered to South Florida residents by transitioning a well-established hospital into an academic institution. As a lifelong resident of Broward County and a practicing internist for 38 years, I am honored to teach and work alongside these fine young physicians."
Both practices will see patients Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., except for Wednesday afternoons when the faculty and residents are in academic conferences.
To schedule an appointment at the Wilton Manors office, located at 1402 NE 26th St., call 954-563-3767. To schedule an appointment at the North Ridge practice, located at 5601 N. Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, call 954-491-2160.
About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report named Holy Cross Hospital among the top three hospitals in South Florida and one of only 63 in the nation to achieve “high performing” in all nine medical conditions surveyed. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.