Richmond, VA. (February 7, 2018) — HCA Virginia has appointed Ajit Singh to the position of chief medical officer for Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Singh, who began his new role this week, previously served as chief medical officer of Terre Haute Regional Hospital, an HCA Hospital in Indiana. While there, he focused on improving quality outcomes, patient safety and medical staff relations.
Prior to serving as Terre Haute’s CMO, Singh was the hospitalist medicine director. In that role, he expanded the program by focusing on building positive relationships with local physicians and providing exceptional care and communication with all involved in the patients’ care. He also held roles such as medicine department chair, physician advisor and occupational medicine director, and served on a variety of committees including the utilization review, medical executive, clinical monitoring, physician relations, credentialing and the pharmacy & therapeutics committees.
“Ajit brings exceptional leadership and clinical expertise to our hospital,” said Zach McCluskey, chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital. “His commitment to enhancing patient care and providing the highest level of quality will help us continue to expand our services for our community.”
The chief medical officer provides leadership, direction and planning for a wide variety of medical and related activities for the hospital. This executive serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to medical staff activities.
Singh received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India. He served as a resident for dermatology, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy at JIPMER; and was a family medicine resident at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY.
He replaces Jake O’Shea, M.D., who recently was named chief medical officer of Chippenham Hospital.