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Published on July 29, 2019

Hospital names new chief medical officer 

Staff Reports, Rocky Mount Telegram

Dr. Anne Shriner has been hired as the new chief medical officer at Nash UNC Health Care.

Shriner, a licensed obstetrics and gynecology physician with more than 20 years of private practice experience, has been serving as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio. She will join Nash UNC Health Care this fall.

“The CMO search committee, comprised of physicians and board members, was very thoughtful in its approach and selection process,” said Dr. Tillman Bailey, president of the medical staff at Nash UNC Health Care. “The committee agreed to focus on finding a candidate based not only on clinical and leadership experience but also on cultural fit with our organization, medical staff and community. We interviewed a number of highly qualified candidates, and Dr. Shriner exceeded our expectations in these categories. We are thrilled to have her join our team.”

A national search had been underway since the resignation of Dr. Meera Kelly in spring 2018. Dr. Michael Sunderman served as interim CMO until his retirement in June 2018, and Dr. Priyank Desai has served in the interim role since then.

“We’d like to thank Dr. Desai and Dr. Sunderman as well as all members of the Medical Executive Committee for their leadership during this transition,” said Lee Isley, president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care. “We look forward to further engaging this group and all medical staff to partner closely with Dr. Shriner, hospital administration and staff to continue improving the quality of care we provide at Nash UNC.”

Shriner earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health Systems in Akron, Ohio. She and her husband Jeff have three children.

“I am eager to join the Nash UNC Health Care team and become involved in the Rocky Mount community,” Shriner said. “I was highly impressed with the engagement of medical staff, board members and hospital staff in the improvement efforts underway and the incredible progress made in the last year. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves with medical staff to build upon those efforts and further improve the medical care we provide to this community.”

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