Salem, VA, September, 2012 – LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Winfield, M.D., as its new Chief Medical Officer. Winfield brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role, most recently as Acting Division Chief Medical Officer for HCA’s South Atlantic Division.

Winfield is a board-certified family practitioner and a member of the American College of Physician Executives. He completed his postdoctoral training in family practice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. From 1996 to 1997, he also served as the Vice President of Medical Quality Assurance for the Florida Association of Health Maintenance Organizations, Inc.

As the Chief Medical Officer for LewisGale, Winfield will oversee the health system’s quality and patient safety agendas, the Quality and Risk Management departments of all four LGRHS hospitals.

“Dr. Winfield’s wealth of knowledge, exceptional leadership skills and commitment to clinical excellence will help us continue to provide high-quality care that is unsurpassed in this region,” said Victor Giovanetti, President, LewisGale Regional Health System.