(Coshocton, Ohio – April 17, 2018) – Coshocton Regional Medical
Center Administrator and CNO Stephanie Conn has announced the appointment
of Gary J. Carver, MD, to the position of Chief Medical Officer for the
hospital. Dr. Carver will provide medical oversight, expertise and clinical
leadership to ensure the continual delivery of safe, high quality healthcare.
He will work as a key member of the senior leadership team to provide
clinical direction toward ongoing quality improvement and accreditation
initiatives, as well as service line development projects.
In addition to his CMO responsibilities, Dr. Carver will continue to serve
as Director of Hospitalist Medicine, a position he has held with the hospital
since 2013. His work as a hospitalist treating patients in the acute care
setting contributes to his unique qualifications to monitor adherence
to evidence-based protocols and quality standards.
“An effective CMO is a physician whose clinical skill and adherence
to best practices in quality and clinical standards are recognized and
valued by his peers,” said Stephanie D. Conn, MSN, RN, Administrator/CNO.
“Dr. Carver’s leadership and dedication to the practice of
medicine have been evident in his more than 30 years of service in our
community, in both his private practice and his work with patients in
our hospital. We are honored that he has accepted this key role in our
A focus on patient safety practices earned the hospital the nationally
recognized Grade A Safety Award from The Leapfrog Group for the group’s
two 2017 reporting periods. These ratings are based on the hospital’s
performance in protecting patients from avoidable risks such as infection,
falls and surgical errors. The CMO takes a leadership role in ensuring
physicians and staff understand and follow recognized standards of care
to help ensure each patients’ safety. Dr. Carver will work closely
with all clinicians to ensure continued adherence to these standards.
About Coshocton Regional Medical Center
: Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed not-for-profit hospital
in Coshocton, Ohio, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services
with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton and
surrounding counties. Coshocton Regional Medical Center has earned The
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for
health care quality and safety in hospitals, and holds as its mission
the delivery of compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare
to communities. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime
Healthcare Foundation and serves the Eastern Central Ohio Region with
high quality diagnostic, rehabilitation and acute healthcare services.