Hospital appoints new chief medical officer
Moser brings his many years of healthcare experience
The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has appointed a new chief medical officer with an extensive background in the health care field.
As of March 7, Dr. Joseph Moser took on his new role at the hospital and his
wisdom as well as experience were welcomed by the hospital’s medical and executive staff.
“I’m pleased that Dr. Moser has joined our team,” said Noel Cervino, president and CEO of the hospital. “In his new role, Dr. Moser will be a member of the hospital’s senior management team and a member of the System Chief Medical Officer’s Council led by Dr. Walter Ettinger. Dr. Moser will play a key role in developing Charles Regional as a medical center that continually strives to be the premier place to receive and to provide excellent care.”
According to a press release, Moser will provide the hospital with guidance and direction in numerous areas including its clinical programs, patient safety, compliance with regulatory standards, physician coverage, physician recruitment, and the medical staff office. He will also act as a liaison between members of the medical staff and the hospital while also being instrumental in helping shape some of the hospital’s ongoing growth and its continued expansion of new services and technology to meet the community’s needs.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to work with the physicians and staff at Charles Regional Medical Center and it’s a privilege to join a team of this caliber in working to enhance healthcare for people in Charles County,” Moser said in the release. “There are many challenges we face in healthcare today and this is a high-performing hospital in a premier health system. I think there’s a great potential for this hospital to become a model for a community healthcare system because the staff has the right spirit and the right goals and strategy.”
Prior to his new role at the hospital, Moser worked as vice president of medical affairs for 18 years at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Annapolis. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and was in a private practice for 22 years before working at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
At AAMC, Moser helped improve numerous quality measures and systems to enhance patient care. He also led the hospital’s successful accreditation, developed a program to reduce medical errors, created AAMC Bioethics program, and organized the AAMC internal system for responding to crises involving all hazards, according to the release.
Moser said he found that the qualities and skills that he possessed in his healthcare background would come in handy for a job such as chief medical officer. He said he believes that a chief medical officer needs to be able to relate well and have credibility with physicians and other professionals like physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others while at the same time having familiarity with organizational, strategic planning and operations.
“The role is administrative but it has a very strong component of working with the medical staff and the community. It ties the executive team of the hospital with the physicians and also instills the aspects of medical care that ties the community and medical providers together,” Moser said.
He hopes to help move the hospital onward toward success and hasten the improvements that they seek.
“A lot of times physicians in our training, we really are not taught to be team players. You definitely have to be able to accomplish that skill when working in a healthcare organization. Nobody should attempt to be the lone superstar in an organization because you have to work with one another and support each other’s efforts. That’s how you make progress,” Moser said.
Dr. Joseph Moser has been appointed chief medical officer at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and began his new role on March 7.