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St. Joseph’s Health names Spinale to new chief medical officer position

By Maria Carbonaro


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health announced it has named Joseph W. Spinale, D.O., to its new chief medical officer (CMO) position, effective Sept. 7.

As CMO he will lead and provide direction to the health-care organization’s efforts to make system-wide improvements in patient safety, quality management, accreditation, and medical staff services.

“The Chief Medical Officer is a newly created role at St. Joseph’s. The business of health care is advancing and changing rapidly,” Leslie Paul Luke, president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health, said in a news release. “As CMO, Spinale has a pivotal role in helping us successfully meet the demands associated with the transformation that is taking place across our industry and in ensuring we achieve excellent outcomes for better health, better care and lower costs.

Spinale comes to St. Joseph’s from Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he was senior VP for medical affairs and CMO. He worked at Kent Hospital for nearly a decade, also serving as director of medical education and chief of cardiology, the release stated.

Spinale earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

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