Gwinn named Coshocton Hospital Chief Medical Officer

| December 12, 2012

COSHOCTON – As a family practice physician who has served Coshocton residents for over 29 years, Robert B. Gwinn, DO, has now accepted an additional health care role with his appointment as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Coshocton Hospital.

In this role, Dr. Gwinn will serve on the Management Executive Team (MET) as a liaison between the medical staff and senior leadership, the board of trustees and employees, providing physician leadership in the areas of patient care, quality outcomes and clinical education.

Dr. Gwinn will continue his practice at Coshocton Hospital Family Physicians Clinic, adjusting office hours as needed to accommodate the time requirements of his responsibilities as a member of the hospital’s senior leadership team. He will assume his new duties as CMO in early January.

The addition of a CMO to MET brings physician representation to provide clinical leadership for strategic planning and management, as well as valuable input on the integration and implementation of clinical information systems and technology for the medical staff. Dr. Gwinn will also provide leadership regarding the hospital’s quality improvement processes and will play an integral role in assisting the clinical staff with meeting quality standards of care by helping develop, approve and implement specific clinical practices for the organization.

“Physicians are at the heart of health care and we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Gwinn as the physician component of our leadership team,” said Robert D. Miller, Coshocton Hospital CEO. “His commitment to quality health care delivery in Coshocton County is evidenced by his history of involvement in many components of care, from family medicine and emergency services to geriatric and end-of-life care. We will certainly welcome his input and involvement as we continue to strengthen our hospital.”

Dr. Gwinn has served Coshocton County as a board-certified family practice physician since 1983. He earned his doctor of Osteopathy from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and served his family practice residency at Fairview Hospital, an affiliation of Case Western Reserve University. Beyond his medical practice, he has also been active throughout his career as the medical director for a number of community health care entities including Coshocton County EMS, Hospice of Coshocton, Inc., and Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue. He has also served as the Coshocton County Coroner since 1992.

The Coshocton Hospital Management Executive Team oversees the operations of the hospital and its hospital-based clinics and services and includes Robert D. Miller, CEO; Stephanie Conn, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer; Steve Feller, chief clinical support officer; Richard Wood, interim chief financial officer; Richard K. Davis, chief human resources officer; Kathy Bauman, chief quality officer; and Charlene Mooney, interim physician practice executive. Dr. Gwinn will assume his responsibilities as chief medical officer in January

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