St. Joseph Hospital in Orange has named Dr. Scott Rusk as its new chief medical officer. As a 20-year hospital-based physician leader, Dr. Rusk’s extensive experience includes medical staff operations, risk management, compliance, provider coding, utilization review, and partnering to build transitions of care in the community.
“It is an honor to welcome Dr. Rusk to St. Joseph Hospital,” says hospital Chief Executive Jeremy Zoch, PhD. “As a values-driven leader, Dr. Rusk has effectively facilitated change to improve clinical quality and outcomes resulting in a better patient experience. His dedication and extensive experience will be a great asset in supporting St. Joseph Hospital’s efforts to provide the highest quality care to our patients.”
For the past six and a half years Dr. Rusk served as vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at Mercy Health System of Maine in Portland, ME. Prior to Mercy, Dr. Rusk was medical director of Hospital Medicine and Care Management at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH.
Dr. Rusk attended Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency in internal medicine was completed at UC Davis, where he served as chief resident. He is a former assistance clinical professor at UC Davis and University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service. Since 1992 he has been a member and fellow of the American College of Physicians, and continues to be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.