Frye Regional Medical Center Announces Appointment of Chief Medical Officer
July 27, 2021
Dr. Philip Greene brings two decades of clinical and administrative experience to new role.
July 27, 2021
HICKORY, NC – Frye Regional Medical Center has named Philip Greene, MD, as the chief medical officer (CMO) of Frye Regional Medical Center, effective July 12, 2021. Dr. Greene will oversee quality management, physician development and medical staff guidance for the hospital and its affiliated physician network.
“I am very pleased to welcome Phil as our new chief medical officer,” said Rod Harkleroad, RN, chief executive officer of Frye Regional Medical Center. “He brings two decades of clinical and administrative experience to his new role, including his start in medicine as an acute care specialist. His dedication and expertise will be a great asset in supporting our efforts to enhance quality and compassionate care, which are the hallmarks of Duke LifePoint facilities like Frye Regional.”
“I look forward to collaborating with senior leadership, our physician colleagues and team members at Frye Regional as we strive for an exceptional patient experience for every patient, every time,” Dr. Greene said. “Frye Regional has a long-standing commitment to serving the health care needs of the Hickory metro community and beyond. I am honored to be part of our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
In addition to bedside care, Dr. Greene has served as director of hospitalist medicine, director of critical care medicine, and director of hospice and palliative care at health systems in Ohio and North Carolina. Most recently, he served as chief of staff at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Greene earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University. He also completed an internship and residency at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is former chairman of the board at Hickory Christian Academy and a member of the board of directors at Physicians for Reform.