UNM Hospitals Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer



August 2, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – David E. Pitcher, M.D., FACS, has been named Chief Medical Officer for UNM Hospitals (UNMH). Pitcher will work with UNMH leadership to develop strategic direction, goals and medical policy and oversee implementation. Pitcher also will provide oversight for patient care and safety.

Trained medically at UNM, Pitcher has worked as a UNM School of Medicine faculty member since 1992 and has served as staff surgeon at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center and UNM Hospitals. He also has served as Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, and Executive Medical Director for Inpatient Services at UNM Hospitals.

“My primary goals include ensuring high-quality, safe care for all UNM Hospitals patients by remaining responsive to community health care needs in this dynamic health care environment,” Pitcher pledges. “We’ll be working hard to provide the best possible access across the state to all of our high-quality health care services.”

“Dr. Pitcher is eminently qualified to meet the needs of UNM Hospitals and communities across the state,” offers Carolyn Voss, M.D., UNM Health System chief clinical affairs officer. “His work here over the past 20 years is testament to his intimate understanding of our medical system at UNMH and New Mexico’s distinctive health challenges and opportunities.”

For more information on the University of New Mexico Hospitals or the UNM Health Sciences Center, visithttp://hsc.unm.edu/.

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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