Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dr. Edward Gilmore Named Chief Medical Officer

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MDI Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Edward Gilmore has been named its first Chief Medical Officer. His appointment was announced at Board of Trustee meeting on Wednesday, September 30.  Dr. Gilmore, a Harvard Medical School graduate of the class of 1965, brings many years of experience and considerable expertise to the role. He was recently honored for 50 years of medical service by the Maine Medical Association, and has long been recognized as a Master of the American College of Physicians – the highest recognition available. 

“As the Chief Medical Officer, I will be directly concerned with ensuring the highest quality of patient care,” said Dr. Gilmore. “I will continue to care for my patients while working with other medical staff leaders to carry out the hospital’s vision to be the community’s medical home.”

In his new role, Dr. Gilmore will serve as a liaison between the medical staff, the administration and the MDI Hospital Board of Trustees. He looks forward to bringing the perspective of a practicing physician to his work as a member the senior leadership team at MDI Hospital. He will also work to represent the hospital’s medical staff and provide physician input regarding budget issues and other administrative areas of concern. “In the twilight of my career, in the interest of promoting the best possible patient care, I want to try to help other physicians and providers to adjust and function optimally in today’s rapidly changing medical environment,” he said.

MDI Hospital President/CEO Arthur J. Blank was particularly pleased to recognize his friend and colleague for his years of service, and to welcome him to his new role as a member of the hospital’s senior administrative team. “MDI Hospital is lucky to have someone of Dr. Gilmore’s caliber who is trusted by both our community and medical staff to partner with senior administration to lead our organization forward.”

His new role as Chief Medical Officer will include staff recruitment, development and revision of medical care protocols, promotion of ethical standards, promoting effective and improved use of medical technology, and the evaluation and resolution of patient and staff concerns. “In the broadest sense, I hope to work with my fellow physician’s and other providers as well as the hospital administration and board of trustees, to promote teamwork, mutual respect and better patient care,” he said. “I look forward to the journey.”

Dr. Gilmore continues to serve the hospital as Chief of Medicine. In addition to his recognition as a Master of the American College of Physicians, he has received the Laureate Award and the Master Teacher Award from the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians as well as the Advocacy for Nursing Award from the Maine State Nursing Association.

Oka Hutchins
Public Affairs Officer
MDI Hospital Advancement
10 Wayman Lane
Bar Harbor, ME 04609