I didn’t start out my medical career thinking about Skilled Nursing Facilities. Throughout my life, being a first generation American, I always championed the American spirit and knew this was a country where anyone could attain their goals. I believed that one of the best gifts in the world was the ability to help others, and dreamed of becoming a physician. So when I graduated from medical school, and stood proudly to take the Hippocratic oath, I thought my dream had come true. But while practicing as a hospitalist, I quickly realized there was a disconnect between my vision and the reality of the inpatient experience.
Watching a frail, defenseless patient curled up in the Emergency Room at 2 AM, no family or friends at their bedside, half covered in a sheet, I knew this was a broken system and that there had to be a better way.
Experiences like those led my partners and me to found TeleHealth Solution. Our technology can bring uncompromising care to patients who can remain comfortably in the convenience of their nursing facility. We can preserve a patient’s integrity and dignity while reducing costs for skilled nursing facilities. It has been an enriching experience to remotely connect with patients, intervene, and provide the support that nursing homes are seeking with the expertise that patients require. I thank you for the opportunity and consideration and look forward to presenting to your organization about how our passion can help your patients and staff.
Waseem Ghannam MD MBA MHSA
Dr. Ghannam obtained his Medical Degree from St. Matthew’s University and completed his training at Cabarrus Family Medicine in Concord, NC. During his medical training, Dr. Ghannam also completed a Masters of Business Administration from Davenport University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.
Dr. Ghannam began his career as part of a private hospitalist group. There he developed an interest in bridging the gap for local hospitals with physician staffing needs. He and his business partner Dr. Jason Perlman founded The Hospitalist Solution, which gave North Carolina hospitals a one-call solution for their short- to medium-term hospitalist staffing needs.
Dr. Ghannam is a patient-focused physician with a particular interest in creating ways for physicians and patients to interact and be cared for without geographical constraints. Dr. Ghannam is constantly seeking innovations in technology that can provide unparalleled care. When he is not involved in patient care, Dr. Ghannam is very active with his two children, attending professional sporting events, and enjoying lake activities.