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Hospitalist Joins Licking Memorial Hospital

Hospitalist Joins Licking Memorial Hospital Licking Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Hospitalist Wondwossen Y. Dererie, M.D.  Dr. Dererie earned his Medical Degree at the University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Gondar, Ethiopia and completed an internal medicine residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  He is board certified in internal medicine. 
 
Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians who specialize in caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients.  The hospitalist also coordinates care with the patient’s primary care physician.  Studies have shown that patients cared for by hospitalists have better medical outcomes, including higher survival rates, lower costs and shorter hospital lengths of stay.