Members of the medical staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital recently elected the Medical Staff Officers for 2011. Janine Parker, M.D., board certified in critical care medicine and pulmonology, has been named as the 2011 Chief of Staff. She replaces Ratnaker Pernenkil, M.D., in that position.
Other officers who have been appointed are: Chief of Staff-Elect James Griffee, M.D.; Secretary-Treasurer Richelle Legnon, M.D.; Member-at-Large Jay Silverstein, M.D.; Past Chief of Staff Ratnaker Pernenkil, M.D.; and SMH Board of Commissioners Medical Staff Representative Clinton Sharp, M.D.
In addition, Department Chairs, Vice Chairs and Committee/Workgroup Chairs have also been elected for 2010:
Department of Pediatrics H. Elizabeth Stevenson, M.D.
Department of OB/GYN Ingrid Roskos, M.D.
Department of Surgery Robert Shafor, M.D.
Department of Medicine Daniel Tveit, M.D.
Dept of Cardiovascular Services Victor Echenique, M.D.
Department Vice Chairs
Department of Pediatrics Madhuri Dixit, M.D.
Department of OB/GYN Melissa Smith, M.D.
Department of Surgery Heather Bronaugh, M.D.
Department of Medicine Diego Espaillat, M.D.
Dept of Cardiovascular Services Vasanth Bethala, M.D.
P&T/IP Workgroup M. Faith Joubert, M.D.
Cancer Activities Agustin Suarez, M.D.
Library/CME David Slagle, M.D.
Medical Staff QA Kraig deLanzac, M.D.
Critical Care Janine Parker, M.D.
Utilization Committee Michael Casey, M.D.
Photo identification: Janine Parker, M.D., 2011 SMH Medical Staff Chief of Staff
Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 182-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; Pearl River County, Miss.; and the greater Mississippi Gulf Coast region. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/
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