Chief Medical Officer hired at Medical Center

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Greene County Medical Center has hired a part-time Chief Medical Officer (CMO).  Dr. Michael Line, a pediatric hospitalist at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, joined the medical center on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

This administrative position will find Dr. Line monitoring current medical center care practices, as well as leading and supporting the network of providers who serve Greene County Medical Center to guide in best clinical outcomes and care coordination.

Line will maintain his pediatric hospitalist position with Blank Children’s Hospital and travel to Jefferson two days a week.  He will be part of the executive team at the medical center.

Line is a University of Wisconsin graduate and completed his residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.  He also completed a two year fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital in Denver through the University of Colorado.  He has been a pediatric hospitalist since 2004 and has been at Blank Children’s Hospital since 2011.  He completed a Masters in Medical Management through the University of Southern California in 2017.

Line commented, “I am completely dedicated to the continued growth of the medical center as a healthcare facility worthy of the pride and commitment of its employees and the respect of the community we serve.”

Dr. Line takes the place of Dr. Jon Van Der Veer, who was with the medical center from April 2014 to November 2017.