CCHC Infectious Disease Medical Director Accepts California Position
(Hyannis, June 9, 2011) After 15 years building Cape Cod Healthcare’s Infectious Disease Clinical Services (IDCS) programs, Medical Director for IDCS Alan Sugar, MD, has announced he is leaving the position to assume a new infectious disease position in California.
In addition to his post as IDCS Medical Director for CCHC, Dr. Sugar is also the Medical Director/Hospital Epidemiologist for CCHC’s Infection Prevention Department and a member of Cape Cod Hospital’s Medical Staff. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Sugar, 58, joined Cape Cod Healthcare in 1996 and quickly helped establish a high quality Infectious Diseases department that brought much-needed clinical and support services to patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C and other infectious diseases.
“Dr. Sugar has left an indelible mark on the entire Cape Cod Healthcare organization,” said CCHC President and CEO Mike Lauf. “He established a top-notch program and collaborated and consulted with our physicians over the last 15 years to ensure that patients received the best diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. He leaves us with a hard-wired program that will continue to provide quality services to our community.”
Dr. Sugar’s last day at CCHC will be June 17. Patients in all of the IDCS programs will continue to be cared for by Laurel Miller, MD, and Marcia Peaslee, ARNP. Dr. Miller will assume the role of Medical Director for IDCS following Dr. Sugar’s departure. Recruitment efforts are underway for a Medical Director for CCHC’s Infection Prevention Department who will also join IDCS as a Staff Physician. All general Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, and TB-related work at IDCS will continue.
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Cape Cod Healthcare is a comprehensive, regional health care system spanning the entire Cape. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of health care services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,500 employees and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the largest home health services agency on the Cape (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org
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