March 04, 2013
Michael T. Moran, M.D., has been named the new Medical Director of Emergency Services at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. In his new position, Dr. Moran is responsible for managing the physicians group in the Emergency Department, as well as working closely with the nursing director to provide quality emergency care. He will also collaborate with other hospital physicians to ensure continuity of care when patients need to be admitted to the hospital or be referred for other specialized services, and serves as the Medical Director for area rescue squads to integrate pre-hospital medical care with the emergency department environment.
“Our hospital has a solid foundation and provides a wide variety of ancillary services,” Dr. Moran says. “I want to build on those strengths to provide our local community the best possible emergency care we can give. This is a real opportunity to serve my local community and my local hospital.”
Prior to being named Medical Director, Dr. Moran was a physician with LewisGale Hospital Alleghany and has a wide variety of Emergency Department experience as both a physician and nurse at local and regional hospitals.
“With his significant Emergency Department experience, and his longstanding interest in and commitment to providing emergency medical services to his community, Dr. Moran is going to make a significant and lasting contribution to our hospital and to strengthening emergency care in our region,” says Greg T. Madsen, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany.
Dr. Moran is no stranger to Alleghany County, having lived in the area for more than 30 years after moving here as a teenager. In addition to his extensive medical experience and certifications, Dr. Moran is a long-time volunteer with local fire departments and rescue squads and several statewide EMS organizations. He is presently a volunteer paramedic with Falling Springs Rescue Squad in Covington and previously served on the Western Virginia EMS Council, Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads and the Virginia Department of EMS.
“I started out as a volunteer with my local fire and rescue and then became a paramedic and was heavily involved in our County’s EMS system,” Dr. Moran explains. “Then I became a registered nurse, but the desire to become a physician still kept nagging at me so I went to medical school and returned to my community to practice medicine.”
In addition to being certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support and as a Certified Rescue Diver, Dr. Moran is licensed by Virginia as a Doctor of Medicine/Surgery and as an Operational Medical Director. He is also recognized as an American Heart Association Instructor and a Physician Course Director for Advanced Life Support.
“I look forward to hearing from my community members and getting their feedback – both positive and negative – to help me continue to build on our solid foundation and provide even better medical care,” Dr. Moran explains.
When he isn’t helping save lives and improving his community’s health and medical care, Dr. Moran enjoys fishing, marksmanship, golf, reading and volunteering in the community. He is married with two children.