Physician Earns Designation

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.)St. Catherine Hospital is proud to announce the recent certification of Dr. Jose Luis Hinojosa to the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). In Kansas, Hinojosa is one of only a few physicians in the entire state, and the only one in southwest Kansas, to achieve the designation.

The mission of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners is the position that certification of independent medical examiners benefits the public. This belief is based on the trust that credentialed physicians have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities required for the attainment of their certification as Certified Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). Credentials, therefore, are reliable indicators of the providers capacity to perform independent medical and impairment evaluations according to the profession's performance standards.

Workers compensation and other disability cost billions of dollars each year. Expectations for highly qualified medical examiners have never been greater and insurance companies, workers compensation commissions, and employers are seeking independent medical examiners. Today, industry experts view certified providers as better qualified to respond to the needs of case and claims management.

If you are an employer and would like to learn more about the Occupational Medicine Department at Siena Medical, please call 620-272-3035. To make an appointment to see Dr. Hinojosa, please call 620-275-3777.

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About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - its what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital website.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Media Contact
Shawna Deal
St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator
620-272-2529 (desk)
620-805-9959 (cell)
ShawnaDeal@Centura.org