FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
W. Eugene Egerton, MD Appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Maryland General Hospital
(Baltimore, MD -April 26, 2010) W. Eugene Egerton, MD, has been named as the Chief Medical Officer for Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Egerton joins Maryland General from St. Agnes Hospital where he was the Physician Advisor for Care Management and Physician Director of Employee Health. He will assume his responsibilities at Maryland General on May 3, 2010.
"Dr. Egerton is a skilled physician with unique and extensive medical leadership experience in quality of care delivery in both outpatient and inpatient settings," said Sylvia Smith Johnson, President and CEO of Maryland General Hospital. "We are pleased that he is joining our team." Dr. Egerton is a board certified pediatrician. He earned his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas.
A resident of Bel Air, Dr. Egerton has served in a number of leadership positions throughout his career in both healthcare delivery and management of healthcare systems, including Chief Medical Officer at Family Health Centers of Baltimore and Medical Director with Delmarva Foundation where he provided clinical oversight for quality improvement activities and interventions in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and physician offices that treat Medicare patients. As part of his distinguished career in the U.S. Army, Dr. Egerton served as Chief Medical Officer for Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point as well as Chief Executive Officer at Kirk US Army Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
"As a community hospital, Maryland General Hospital has long been known for its strong commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of residents of West Baltimore," said Dr. Egerton. "A key aspect of my role at the hospital will be to work closely with the excellent medical staff to continue this commitment through the delivery of high quality health care."
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About Maryland General Hospital
Founded in 1881, Maryland General Hospital is a 213-bed urban community teaching hospital and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the hospital provides healthcare in more than 30 specialties to approximately 110,000 patients annually through inpatient and outpatient care and free health screenings throughout the community.