Allen County Regional Hospital and Anderson County Hospital are pleased to welcome Dung Mac, MD, to the hospitalist team. Dr. Mac joins Vu Nguyen, DO, who has been working as a hospitalist at both locations since the program launched at Allen County Regional Hospital in November 2021.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in hospital-based care and coordinate all aspects of care for patients in the hospital, working in collaboration with nursing staff, the patient’s primary care provider, and other specialists. The hospitalist leads the hospital medical team and coordinates care for patients, making sure the patient receives the right care in a timely manner.
“Hospitalists spend their time focused on patients in the hospital. They connect with the patient’s primary care provider to ensure everyone is on the same page from the very beginning to the end of a hospital stay, and then transition care back to the patient’s primary provider at discharge,” said Jeremy Armstrong, Administrator, Allen County Regional Hospital and Anderson County Hospital. “We’re glad to have Dr. Mac caring for our patients in Iola in Garnett. He communicates well and involves the patient in making decisions about their care plan. He’s been a great addition to the team.”
Dr. Mac is board-certified in internal medicine. He completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Mac has close ties to Kansas. He grew up in Wichita and is glad to have the opportunity to return to Kansas to be near family and friends. Dr. Mac enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring nature in his free time.
Local physicians who are on the hospital’s medical staff continue to have the option and may choose to admit and provide inpatient care for their patients.
Allen County Regional Hospital and Anderson County Hospital are members of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 16 area hospital and campus locations and more than 130 primary and specialty care practice offices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.