(ATLANTIC) Patients in the CCMH Emergency Department will be seeing a familiar face when they visit the Cass County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
Mark Johnson, M.D., will be transitioning from his full-time position as a family medicine physician at Atlantic Medical Center to working full-time in the CCMH Emergency Department. Dr. Johnson’s final day at AMC will be Friday, August 3rd. Dr. Johnson has provided some ED care throughout his time at AMC; this change will expand his role in that department.
Dr. Johnson received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa and completed his Family Practice Residency at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, where residents receive a lot of emergency medicine training. Dr. Johnson came to AMC in June 1987.
Currently a staff of five medical providers, including two physicians, one nurse practitioner and two physician assistants, provide care in the ED 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sometimes that can involve a provider working some long shifts. The medical staff and hospital administration have decided to increase the number of providers to decrease the length of shifts worked, which will improve quality of patient care and patient safety.