Pardee Hospital Names Dr. David Ellis New Chief Medical Officer
Written by Adam Fisher
Pardee Hospital CEO, James M. Kirby II,has announced the appointment of David Ellis, MD, FACOG to the position of Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Ellis has served as interim CMO since November 2014.
We are thrilled to announce Dr. Ellis as the permanent CMO for Pardee Hospital, said Kirby. Dr. Ellis is a highly regarded physician who understands all aspects and challenges of health care today. He is a strong asset to our administrative team.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ellis has operational oversight of multiple departments. Some of his duties include coordination of the medical staff activities of the hospital, championing clinical pathways, and ensuring that the viewpoints of all physicians are presented and considered as a part of hospital strategic decisions. "Dr. Ellis will bring a level of experience and leadership to Pardee that will benefit our physicians, staff, and above all, our patients," said Dr. Steven Lackey, Pardee Hospital Chief of Staff.
Born and raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Ellis graduated first from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, with degrees in English and Economics. He studied medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He and his family moved to Hendersonville in 1987, where he was a partner with Hendersonville OB/GYN before founding his own practice in 1998. He has held several positions with Pardee Hospital, including medical chief of staff, chairman of the medical Executive Committee, and sat on the Board of Trustees, among others. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and continues to treat patients at his office on Oakland Street in Hendersonville. I view this move from interim to permanent as validation of the work that I’ve already done here at Pardee, as well as the work I hope to do with our hospital staff and team of physicians, said Dr. Ellis. I look forward to utilizing my experience to help strengthen Pardee's mission of providing advanced, compassionate care to all of our patients.