Research and Projects

Huntsville Physicians Local Education Group

Evaluation of Two Models of Inpatient Care in a Rural Hospital

Academic Coordinator - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What is it?

A focus group aimed at collecting information about inpatient models of care from all stakeholders; patients, staff, physicians and administration.


When is it?

 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4:30pm-6pm via Zoom.

What will I be doing?

You will take part in a focus group session via the Zoom online virtual platform.  It is expected that  the discussion will take 1-1.5 hours. The goal will be to collect information and opinions about the 2 models of care that have been recently used for inpatients  at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital - either by a hospitalist physician or by their family physician.


How do I register/Find out more?
Contact either our Regional Research Administrator, Jennifer Dart (by phone at: 705-789-2311 ext. 2705 or by email at:

Primary Investigator : Melanie Mar, MD, CCFP
Focus Group Lead: Jenna Smith-Turchyn, PhD, PT

 Status Update:  We have held 4 successful focus groups to date which have obtained a lot of valuable feedback.  Due to COVID-19 we have stopped the in person focus groups and have switched to focus groups via Zoom.  Our next focus group is taking place, via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  We are still recruiting participants.