Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Hires New Chief Medical Officer

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) in Tuba City, Ariz., hired Dr. James Kyle as chief medical officer. An experienced physician executive, Dr. Kyle will assume his new duties on October 20.

Dr. James Kyle, CMO, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
James brings extensive experience in physician leadership, with a strong background in managed care and a dedicated focus on delivering high-quality patient care.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) in Tuba City, Ariz., hired Dr. James Kyle as chief medical officer. An experienced physician executive, Dr. Kyle will assume his new duties on October 20.

“James brings extensive experience in physician leadership, with a strong background in managed care and a dedicated focus on delivering high-quality patient care,” said Joe Engelken, chief executive officer for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation.

“Dr. Kyle’s leadership style and commitment to serving the needs of the greater community here on Western Navajo complements our organization’s mission and values,” said Lynette Bonar, Tuba City’s associate executive officer.

Prior to joining TCRHCC, Dr. Kyle served as chief medical officer at St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare in Orange, Calif. In this role he provided leadership for medical groups and affiliate networks, preparing them for population health management. Additionally, he led initiatives focused on quality, care integration, care management and leadership development. Previously, Dr. Kyle held the position of vice president of medical affairs at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif. He also served as vice president for development and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, Calif.

“Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation was seeking an experienced physician executive to strategically lead quality initiatives and build strong relationships with the medical staff, “ said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the healthcare executive search firm who conducted the nationwide CMO search for TCRHCC. “James was the perfect fit. His experience as a healthcare executive and physician, as well as his knowledge of population health management will be a great benefit to the organization.”

Dr. Kyle earned a Doctor of Medicine from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Mich., and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Loma Linda University in La Sierra, Calif.

About Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation:
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) consists of a 73-bed acute care referral hospital and integrated health system which provides over 700,000 patient visits annually. It serves a 10,000 square mile service area which includes the western part of the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. TCRHCC provides the community with a broad range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialized care services. For more information, visit http://www.tchealth.org.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled physician executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.

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