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Hudson hospital names chief medical officer

HUDSON — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announced the appointment of Joseph Pino as chief medical officer.

Pino has devoted 30 years of service as a primary care physician, according to hospital spokesman Kurt Conover.

Pino’s new duties will include promoting quality initiatives and patient-centered care initiatives from Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of Regional based in Nashville, Tenn.

Pino will also be involved in Regional’s new Graduate Medical Education program. To that end, he has recently been appointed as clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Regional CEO Shayne George praised Pino’s three decades of service. “This appointment is a fitting result of Dr. Pino’s exceptional career in medicine,” George said in a press release.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981 at 1400 Fivay Road. The 290-bed acute care hospital has more than 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers.

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