“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”~ W. Bennis
JOHN S. MARTIN III
President / Chief Executive Officer
John Martin’s father, Dr. John S. Martin was a pioneer in the field of outsourced physician solutions when he formed Physician Staffing in 1974. More than four decades later, John continues the legacy of Physician Staffing and Community Hospitalists and now oversees five family-owned companies that provide outstanding service along with the highest standards of quality and patient care.
RAFIK MASSOUH, MD, FHM
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Massouh has worked with Community Hospitalists since 1999, shortly after we started at our first location. In his role as our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Massouh works with the site management team to ensure that the objectives of each program are being met or exceeded. Additionally, he also currently serves as the clinical leader for our Firelands, Mercy Regional, and Mercy Allen programs.
After undergraduate and medical school education at Damascus University in Syria, Dr. Massouh came to the United States and did research in cardiology and endocrinology at the University of Southern California Medical Center before heading to Cleveland for his internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center. He began his medical career as a traditional primary care physician with a practice on Cleveland’s west side where he practiced for four years before joining Community Hospitalists full-time.
He has completed both Society of Hospital Medicine Leadership Academies (Foundations and Advanced). He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine with the Ohio University and part of the teaching faculty at Firelands. He serves as a member of the Medical Executive Committee for Mercy Regional and Mercy Allen, is the Chairman of the Inpatient section of Mercy Allen, sits on the Quality, Utilization, and Physician Informatics Committees at Firelands and Utilization and Critical Care Committees at Mercy Regional.
PETER KIBBE, MD, FHM
Director of Patient Experience
Dr. Kibbe fulfills a dual role with Community Hospitalists. In his role as Patient Experience Leader Dr. Kibbe provides orientation and on-going training and mentoring through our “Path To Always” patient experience training. He also serves as the Regional Director for our programs at University Hospitals facilities. Dr. Kibbe’s vast experience makes him ideal for this role.
After attending Yale for undergraduate education, he returned to Cleveland for medical school at Case Western Reserve and then did his residency training at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He began his medical career as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health System where he worked on Indian Reservations in Nevada and Arizona.
In addition to his 17+ years of hospitalist experience, he previously worked as an Emergency Department Attending Physician, an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the hospitalist division at UNC at Chapel Hill and as a solo internist in Cleveland, Ohio.
MICHAEL MENOLASINO III, DO, FACOI, FHM
Director of Quality and Education
Dr. Menolasino joined us as the clinical leader for the Lake Health Program and in his second year expanded his role to include physician education. Dr. Menolasino was instrumental in the development of our portable simulation lab and he provides monthly procedure education at multiple locations.
Dr. Menolasino is a graduate of Benedictine University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School. He did his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and went on to complete a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Menolasino has been recognized as the Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year, Attending Physician of the Year, and as a University Hospitals Outstanding Primary Care Physician multiple years. He has served as a Clinical Associate Professor for Ohio University, Lake Erie College, and Michigan State University making him the ideal education leader for our clinicians.
DEAN M. FRATE, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine
Appointed Director of Palliative Medicine for Community Hospitalists in February 2016, Dr. Frate brings an exceptional set of skills to our leadership team. As part of the UH Ahuja Medical Center Hospitalist team, and with Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty, he applies his training to at-risk patients who are suffering from more serious, life-limiting or complex conditions to provide whole-person care at all stages of life and in all phases of therapy.
After graduating from Case Western Reserve Medical School he completed his residency training at Summa Health Systems, Akron City Hospital. Invited to stay on, he completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM). Joining the Internal Medicine Core Resident and HPM Fellowship faculties, he became a hospice medical director for Hospice of Summa, providing Palliative Care on the consultation service and the Acute Palliative Care Unit. He went on to become the Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian and Montefiore hospitals.
Now, as Director of Palliative Medicine for Community Hospitals, he continues in his clinical and educational track by bringing HPM specialty skills to the local hospital medicine culture and training all Community Hospitalists’ practitioners in those skills.
R. ANTHONY BERNARDO
Chief Operating Officer / Divisional President
Tony began with Physician Staffing 27 years ago and provides leadership of our Martin Healthcare Group companies. Tony is highly involved with each of our client hospitals and his ability to understand and respond uniquely to each client stems not only from his experience but from his ongoing passion for service.
Vice President, Finance
Throughout her 11 years with MHG, Jennifer brings a broad knowledge of healthcare & finance. In addition to managing the finance department, she contributes to “best case scenarios” with outcomes benefitting our clients, physicians and patients while maintaining our own fiscal health.
JOHN S. MARTIN IV
Executive Director, Operations
John Martin continues the legacy of patient care and leadership that built the Martin Healthcare Group and is committed to listening and responding to our patients, clients and staff. He possesses a natural ability to understand physicians and their needs and is enthusiastic about changes and emerging opportunities in the healthcare market. He is involved with the company at all levels and leads Martin Healthcare Group’s affiliate companies, Community Intensivists, Continuum Healthcare Group and Martin Healthcare Services.
Director of Operations
Ryan Carletti is Executive Director of Recruiting for the Martin Healthcare Group. Ryan came to the Martin Healthcare Group in 2011 and quickly secured a valued role by demonstrating an uncanny ability to place Physicians within organizations where they can thrive. He does this by matching the culture of client hospitals with the character of the Physicians and fostering long-lasting partnerships.
Executive Director, Support Services
Lisa Vencius is Executive Director, Support Services for the companies of the Martin Healthcare Group. Lisa has been with our company for 28 years and leads a team of schedulers and staff who see to it that promised coverage is maintained and all physician credentials are up to date.