Physician James Griffee named SMH Chief Medical Officer

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Physician James Griffee named SMH Chief Medical Officer - Monday, December 8, 2014

Slidell Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Bill Davis announced today the appointment of James Griffee, M.D., as the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.

Griffee will assume the position with SMH on Jan. 1, 2015. In this role, Davis said, Griffee will join SMH’s senior management leadership team.

"Dr. Griffee will lead our effort to achieve a culture of total collaboration among every member of our team, arranging for and delivering care to our community, including physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, aides, clerks and others,” Davis said. "His contributions will be critical as we continue to face the ever-changing nature of healthcare delivery while never losing sight of our primary need to keep our patients safe and to give them the highest level of care.”

As Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Griffee will be a liaison to and leader of physicians, Davis said. His duties will include guiding the development and oversight of existing and new patient safety and quality programs; identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery, as well as implementing solutions to capture those opportunities; and improving the automation of workflows in electronic medical record systems.

Griffee is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. In addition to CMO, Griffee will also become a part-time staff primary care physician in the SMH Physicians Network outpatient clinic.



James Griffee, M.D., Slidell Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer

Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit . The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.

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