• Dean Burke Chief Medical Officer
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    Dean Burke Chief Medical Officer

    Today, Commissioner Caylee Noggle at the Department of Community Health (DCH) announced that Dr. Dean Burke will become the agency’s Chief Medical Officer for the Medical Assistance Plans. In this role, Dr. Burke will lead the department’s efforts related to health performance and quality reporting within the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® populations. Dean Burke official photo Credit: Dean Burke Most recently, Dr. Burke served as the Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge, Ga. In addition, he has served as a state Senator for Senate district 11, representing Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties along with portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. During his…

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  • MUSC board of trustees names new dean and vice president of Medical Affairs for the College of Medicine | MUSC
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    MUSC board of trustees names new dean and vice president of Medical Affairs for the College of Medicine | MUSC

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 9, 2022) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled committee sessions and board meeting on Dec. 8 and 9, respectively. After a national search process, the MUSC Board of Trustees voted to approve Terrence E. “Terry” Steyer, M.D., MUSC Department of Family Medicine chair, as the new dean and vice president of Medical Affairs for the College of Medicine. Steyer has served as interim dean of the college since April 2022. “The board is thankful for Dr. Steyer’s interim service as dean, and we look forward to his leadership of this incredibly important…

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  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean Nancy Messonnier elected to National Academy of Medicine
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    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean Nancy Messonnier elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Dr. Nancy Messonnier, dean and Bryson Distinguished Professor in Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. This election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The academy recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service throughout their careers. New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. Dean Nancy Messonnier Messonnier was selected for NAM membership in 2021 and has been working with the group for about a year.…

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  • Bob Dean, notorious nursing home owner, is banned from receiving federal health care money | Health care/Hospitals
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    Bob Dean, notorious nursing home owner, is banned from receiving federal health care money | Health care/Hospitals

    After Louisiana nursing home magnate Bob Dean sent hundreds of fragile residents to a poorly equipped warehouse for Hurricane Ida, the state shut down his seven nursing homes and revoked his licenses. Now, nearly 10 months after the storm, the federal government has issued its own sanction.  Dean has been barred from participating in federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, said Christi Grimm, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services. Nearly all of Dean’s residents have relied on those programs to pay for their stays.  “Improving nursing home performance and the care they provide is my number one priority,” Grimm said in a news…

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