Deric Bryant, D.O. will serve as the full time director of CCMC’s hospitalist program and will lead the hospitalists’ team comprised of 14 full time physicians and six advanced practice providers (APPs) at WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

Dr. Bryant has served as a hospitalist since for the past four years and in 2017 became co-director of the hospitalist program working with Annette Hamilton M.D. Dr. Hamilton launched the hospitalist program at WVU Medicine CCMC in 2009. It was through her drive and determination that Camden Clark’s Hospitalist program grew from six hospitalists to 14 hospitalists with three nurse practitioners and three physician assistants.

"As a West Virginia native and Parkersburg resident, I know the healthcare issues and challenges facing our community. My goal is to provide our community’s hospitalists with all of the resources necessary to continue providing excellent patient care while improving the patient experience. I am excited to be working with the hospitalists as their medical director. I thank Dr. Annette Hamilton for her mentorship over the past few years, and I’m happy to continue to work alongside her and the other doctors on staff," Bryant said.

A hospitalist is a physician who is specifically trained in treating patients in a hospital setting. The hospitalists at WVU Medicine CCMC work together as a team with other qualified health care professionals to provide care to patients around the clock. Hospitalists only work at the hospital, meaning that they provide 24/7 in-house coverage for the treatment of patients.

Dr. Hamilton will continue her leadership as chairman of the Department of Medicine for WVU Medicine CCMC and will remain a member of the Hospitalist team. "I believe that by focusing on quality care, open communications with patients and families, Dr. Bryant will continue our legacy of patient centered care that this talented group of physicians has built over the last 10 years," Hamilton said.