KENT HALL, M.D., has been named chief physician executive at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). He is responsible for overseeing the medical staffs of the St. Elizabeth Campus and the St. Luke’s Campus, credentialing, the MVHS medical staff office, family medicine residency program, dental residency program, Palliative Care, Medical Libraries, and the MVHS Medical Group. Hall is involved in the quality of medical care delivered as well as responsible for driving quality and safety initiatives throughout MVHS. He also works directly with the department chairs, directors of contracted medical groups, and hospital-based physicians to coordinate patient care and safety efficiently. Most recently, Hall was chief medical officer (CMO) at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, as well as Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. There, he worked to improve patient outcomes and delivery through improved clinical quality processes, as well as improve operational efficiencies within and between hospital-based clinical services. Prior to that, Hall also served as Emergency Department medical director at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Ohio. Hall received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Union College in Schenectady. His office is located at the St. Luke’s Campus.