Providence Life Services is pleased to announce that Asad Zaman, MD, FACP, CMD, has recently been named Medical Director of Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Downers Grove.
Dr. Zaman also serves as medical director for Providence Hospice and Park Place Health & Wellness Center in St. John, and his group sees patients in clinic at Victorian Village in Homer Glen, Village Woods in Crete, and Saratoga Grove in Downers Grove. As medical director, Dr. Zaman is responsible for the quality assurance of clinical practice and overall care provided to short-term Rehabilitation patients, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents at the facilities.
“I am honored to partner with Providence because I feel that the organization’s high standard of ethics and quality care aligns with my own,” says Dr. Zaman.
“His passion for quality improvement is one of the many reasons we asked him to expand his expertise as medical director to our Downers Grove campus,” says Megan Tengerstrom, Vice President of Operations. “He really sets the tone for other physicians in our facilities to think outside the box when it comes to providing care.”
Dr. Zaman is active in helping the facilities develop and manage quality and safety initiatives. He often partners with the nurses to provide clinical education to update them on current best practices.
“The nurses I work with at Providence are eager to learn,” says Dr. Zaman. “It’s different from some other facilities I’ve been at where the staff just wants to clock in, do their job, and clock out. Providence nurses are fully invested in doing what’s best for their patients.”
“He understands that nurses are the eyes and ears of the physician, and he respects them as an important member of the care team,” says Jan Boger, Regional Director of Nursing. “In return, the nurses love working with him.”
Dr. Zaman has earned the status of Certified Medical Director (CMD), awarded by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Inc. This training and credentialing program focuses on important topics specific to providing quality care to long-term care patients and oversight of the entire care team. Dr. Zaman has also been named a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the largest society of internists in the world.
Dr. Zaman has been in practice for more than 30 years, and founded a medical practice group, IMMPACT, which specializes in post-acute care. He received his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Dr. Zaman also earned a degree in Healthcare Business Management from Loyola University. He is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana.