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Dr. Patrick J. Cawley Named Executive Director/CEO of the MUSC Medical Center

In 2013, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center joined the ranks of the 5% of medical centers with a physician-CEO at the helm when Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MHM, FACHE, was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

As a practicing physician with an impressive record of leading successful quality and safety improvement initiatives and as a nationally recognized physician leader, Dr. Cawley is uniquely equipped to lead the MUSC Medical Center. He is a certified physician executive through the American College of Physician Executives, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and of the Liberty Fellowship Program, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Dr. Cawley earned his medical degree at Georgetown University before completing an internal medicine residency at Duke University, where he co-founded the first hospital medicine program. He has since served as a consultant to both academic and nonacademic hospitals that were seeking to develop such programs and was named a Master in Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Cawley and the leaders of MUSC Medical Center have laid a solid foundation for accountable, cutting-edge health care delivery and research, as the following pages of this report describe. With his leadership, they will continue to build upon these accomplishments while scanning the horizon for emerging influences to ensure the most innovative, accessible, cost-effective care for the residents of the Southeast and beyond.