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Pardee Hires Chief Medical Officer

Pardee is pleased to announce that Robert T. Kiskaddon, M.D., has accepted the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO).  Dr. Kiskaddon joins Pardee on Monday, July 5.  With the advent of national healthcare reform and the continued movement to align physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, Dr. Kiskaddon, as CMO, will provide key leadership in ensuring that Pardee continues to strengthen our clinical programs and services, and in more fully integrating physicians into the strategic planning and decision-making processes.  He will facilitate collaboration with medical staff leaders, and conduct supervising of privileging, credentialing and peer review activities.  Dr. Kiskaddon will also act as a liaison between medical staff officers and administration.  Dr. Kiskaddon previously held the role of Medical Director of the Carle Foundation Physician Services in Urbana, Ill.  He has worked in healthcare management since 1980 while also serving in leadership roles in emergency medicine.  At Pardee, Dr. Kiskaddon also plans to work with Hendersonville Emergency Consultants providing services in emergency medicine on a limited basis.  A search committee chaired by Dr. Stuart Glassman, and including Drs. Ken Shelton, Kevan Hansel, Jim Horwitz, and Ron Moffitt spent months researching and interviewing candidates before selecting Kiskaddon. Dr. Kiskaddon is married and has one grown son.  His interests include Celtic music, playing Scottish and Irish bagpipes, and cross country motorcycling. -CJP

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