Rome Memorial Hospital names new chief medical director

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Rome Memorial Hospital has announced the appointment of Russell Silverman, MD, FACC, as Chief Medical Officer at Rome Memorial Hospital, according to a release.

In addition to serving as CMO, Silverman — who has already began work in the new position — will continue to provide medical cardiology to Rome area residents in the St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute office located on the ground floor of Rome Memorial Hospital in the Dorothy G. Griffin Cardiovascular Center.

Rome Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of the St. Joseph’s network.

Silverman is taking the reins as CMO which was previously the position of Dr. Andrew Bushnell who is continuing as the medical director of the Emergency Department at Rome Memorial, said a hospital spokeswoman. Since 2018, Bushnell held both positions.

“As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Silverman will be instrumental in supporting the medical staff in pursuit of clinical excellence at Rome Memorial Hospital,” said President/Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy, RN, NP in a statement. “Dr. Silverman is experienced in uniting diverse teams to achieve excellence in patient care through collaboration and alignment of common goals.”

Silverman has been a member of the St. Joseph’s medical staff for more than 35 years, and in that time has gained national recognition of the St. Joseph’s cardiac service line.

Currently, he is the medical director of medical cardiology and a member of National Cardiovascular Services
Clinical Excellence Counsel of Trinity Health.

Silverman earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he completed his residency in cardiovascular disease in 1983.

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