MCHS hires new Chief Medical Officer
Medical Center Health System recently announced the hiring of a new chief medical officer, Sari A. Nabulsi, MD, MBA.
There CMO position had been vacant for about nine months. Dr. Augusto Sepulveda served as Ambulatory Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer from August 1, 2017 to Dec. 31. He previously served as a ProCare physician from August 2012 to July 2017.
Dr. Arun Mathews served prior to that as Inpatient Chief Medical Officer and Chief Information Officer from August 1, 2015 to July 22, 2017.
Nabulsi, a pediatrician, most recently served as assistant chief medical officer at Midland Memorial Hospital, as well as chief medical officer of Midland Quality Alliance, an MCHS news release stated. He was the director of the pediatric hospitalists program, chairman of the Medical Staff Quality Committee and vice president of the Utilization Management Committee — all while maintaining his pediatric medical practice.
He is a five-time recipient of the Most Compassionate Doctor Award and a six-time recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award, the release stated.
In 1992, Nabulsi earned his Doctor of Medicine from Jordan University of Science & Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Christ Hospital and Medical Center at the University of Illinois in Oak Lawn, IL from 1993 to 1996. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Nabulsi also earned his Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2003.
In addition to the new MCHS chief medical officer announcement, the following are additional personnel changes.
>> Human Resources: Robbi Banks will complete her service as vice president of Human Resources on Nov. 30 following eleven years with MCHS. Harvey Hudspeth, who was the MCHS executive director of Human Resources from 2003 to 2010, will return to MCHS as interim vice president of Human Resources on Oct. 22.
>> Information Technology: Linda Carpenter is now vice president of Information Technology. She has been a valued MCHS employee for 27-and-a-half years and was instrumental in the successful conversion to the Cerner electronic medical record system.
>> Communications Marketing: Jacqui Gore will complete her service as vice president of Communications/Marketing on Oct. 24 following eight and a half years with MCHS. The Communications/Marketing staff will continue performing marketing, communications, public relations, event planning, graphic and web design, volunteer and project management services for the health system.