Hospi­tal ap­points new chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer

Moser brings his many years of health­care ex­pe­ri­ence

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By TIF­FANY WAT­SON twat­son@somd­news.com

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.

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