Chounzon Joins Hospitalist Team

May 22, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Sewanee officials announce the addition of Dr. Tenzing  Chounzom as one of their hospitalist.  She joins Dr. Louis E. Koella in providing physician hospitalist coverage to the hospital.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Chounzom joining the hospitalist team at Sewanee,” said hospital administrator Kevin Sale.  “The hospitalist program makes sure patients and their families receive the best information and care during their stay and I am confident Dr. Chounzom and Dr. Koella will provide a level of care that will please our patients.  Having a hospitalist caring for a patient provides more physician to patient contact therefore better communication and increased patient safety.”

Dr. Chounzom completed her internal medicine residency at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, Queens, New York and a fellowship in rheumatology and immunology at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  She joined the Sewanee medical staff in 1999 as a physician in Tracy City and later opened Monteagle Internal Medicine in 2005 where she presently practices internal medicine. 

Hospitalist programs are not new.  These programs were developed a number of years ago to enhance the physician presence for patients in the hospital, thus provided better patient care and safety.  Hospitalists assume the care of a patient at the request of his or her primary physician or emergency room doctor.  They maintain contact with the patient’s doctor throughout the patient’s hospital stay and when discharged from the hospital the primary care physician resumes their care.

For additional information regarding the hospitalist program at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Sewanee, - call 931-598-56