South County Health names Rameaka medical affairs VP, chief medical officer

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Lisa Rameaka, South County Health’s chief of OB-GYN, was recently named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at the health care system.

Her appointment was decided jointly by the board of trustees’ executive committee and South County Health president and CEO Lou Giancola.

Rameaka began practicing medicine at South County Health in 2002, specializing in OB-GYN. During that time, she has demonstrated her commitment to performance improvement, problem-solving operational issues and open communication with providers and staff. She has also partnered with the leadership and surgical services staff to accommodate the growing demand for surgical time.

As vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, Rameaka will be responsible for working with the medical staff on quality, recruitment, system improvement and growth. As a senior leader, Rameaka will work with the executive team and the board of trustees to formulate the short- and long-term directions for the system.

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South County Health is the primary health care resource in Washington County. It includes four health care entities: South County Hospital, South County Home Health, South County Medical Group and South County Surgical Supply.

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