Steve Berkowitz, MD named interim EMHS CMO

Brewer, Maine – (June 29, 2017) – EMHS is pleased to announce Steve Berkowitz, MD has accepted an expanded interim role as EMHS chief medical officer, in addition to his current role as interim president of the newly formed system medical group. With the significant work across EMHS associated with clinical integration, the role of physician leadership is even more important. Dr. Berkowitz’s assistance and ability to represent clinical leadership and stewardship of these efforts will be critical.

Dr. Berkowitz is a board-certified internist and the founder and president of SMB Health Consulting, a firm specializing in clinical and operational performance improvement for healthcare systems, and leadership development for administrators, physicians, and trustees. Among his many career achievements, Dr. Berkowitz held the position of chief medical officer of St. David's Healthcare, a six-hospital system in Austin, Texas for thirteen years as well as the chief medical officer for the central and west Texas division of Hospital Corporation of America. He also served as a senior executive, medical director of the health maintenance organization, and chief medical officer for integrated delivery for Harris Methodist Health System. Dr. Berkowitz’s extensive experience and expertise in quality improvement initiatives, along with his successful chief medical officer one-on-one advisory program, will greatly contribute to our administrative capability.

About EMHS EMHS is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine with nine hospitals, numerous physician practices, long-term care and home health and hospice agencies, pharmacies, and ground and air emergency transport services.
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