CHI St. Luke’s Health Announces Chief Medical Officer

CHI St. Luke’s Health has named Stephen Moore, MD, as its chief medical officer, effective April 6, 2015. Dr. Moore has served for the past six years as chief medical officer for CHI on a national level, and brings almost 30 years of experience in physician leadership to the role. His willingness to move from a national role to one focused on CHI’s operations in Texas illustrates the tremendous potential of this region for CHI.

“Steve has shared with me that one of the reasons he accepted this role is that he is interested in re-engaging with medical staff leadership and being closer to the patient care level,” said Michael H. Covert, CHI St. Luke’s chief executive officer.  “A family practice physician by training, having a close connection to the point of care is important to him professionally and will only enhance our focus on delivering exceptional, person-centered care. We are indeed fortunate to have him on our team.”

“The team building opportunity afforded by this role working in tandem with Michael Covert is outstanding,” said Dr. Moore.  “We will be implementing a triad approach, bringing physicians, nurses, and hospital operations leaders together—strengthening our clinical alignment throughout the organization. We have an exceptional future ahead.”

Before joining CHI, Dr. Moore was senior vice president of clinical quality and patient safety at Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA.  He has also served as chief medical officer of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, Norfolk, VA, and as vice president of medical management and chief medical officer of Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Moore earned his doctor of medicine degree at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, and completed a master’s of business administration course for physicians from the College of William and Mary/Sentara Health System.