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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Loos named new CMO for Washington County (Tenn.) Market

Dr. Matthew LoosJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Dr. Matthew Loos has accepted the position of vice president/chief medical officer for Mountain States Health Alliance’s Washington County (Tenn.) Market. He began his duties in July.

In this role, Dr. Loos will lead the medical staff and help guide physician relations initiatives. He will work closely with the leadership teams of Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Loos replaces Dr. Clay Runnels as Washington County CMO. Dr. Runnels has transitioned to the position of vice president of hospital-based programs and service line development for Mountain States.

“I think Dr. Loos will be a great addition to our leadership team for Washington County,” said Melody Trimble, VP/CEO for Washington County. “We really value our physicians and want to support them in every way we can, and I think Dr. Loos’ experience and skills will be a tremendous asset to our medical staff.”

Dr. Loos is board-certified in general surgery with more than 13 years of healthcare experience. Most recently he served as the vice president of medical affairs at West Virginia University Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and his masters of business administration from Auburn University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Loos enjoys gardening and fly fishing, and is a history and politics enthusiast.