TMH doctor receives new designation

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Dr. J. Scott Ellis

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management recently designated Dr. J. Scott Ellis, chief of obstetrics at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, as a Certified Physician Executive, according to a news release from the hospital.

Ellis also completed his MBA in 2009, and was recently named as the hospital’s next chief of staff, beginning in January 2011.

“We are very proud of Dr. Ellis’s accomplishment,” said George Rohrich, TMH chief executive officer, in the hospital’s release. “It further demonstrates his commitment to excellence. We are excited about Dr. Ellis’s impending leadership role with the other medical staff, as he brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the organization.”

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management awarded Ellis the Certified Physician Executive status based on educational achievements, a demonstrated stature as a physician and experience in the field of medical management, according to the news release.

The designation indicates that a “physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills,” the hospital reported.

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 1,000 Certified Physician Executives.

The commission is a national certifying body for physicians specializing in medical management, and a non-profit corporation chartered by the American College of Physician Executives to establish and maintain high standards required for physician executive certification.

The ACPE is the nation’s largest organization of physicians in health care leadership. The college is recognized by the American Medical Association as the specialty society representing physicians in management, and holds a seat in the AMA House of Delegates.

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