Gregory H. Jones, M.D.
Gregory H. Jones, M.D. is a surgeon specializing in cardiothoracic surgery at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Jones serves as the Chairman for many McLeod Clinical Effectiveness initiatives critical to improving patient outcomes and advancing clinical processes. For many years, Dr. Jones has served as the Chairman for the Clinical Effectiveness Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Committee.
"Under his leadership in Clinical Effectiveness initiatives, Dr. Jones has worked diligently on improvements in cardiac surgery that have resulted in even better care being provided to our patients," said Donna Isgett, Vice President Clinical Effectiveness. "His guidance has helped to reduce mortality, complication and infection rates to below national averages in many areas of our program."
In 2008, Dr. Jones was elected as the Chief of Staff for McLeod Regional Medical Center. It is a six year leadership commitment for each physician who accepts the responsibility of Chief of Staff. The leadership path for McLeod Medical Staff begins as Secretary, then Vice Chief of Staff and ultimately Chief of Staff, with each position held for two years.
Dr. Jones is also a member of the McLeod Cancer Conference Board. Many people may not be aware that patients in need of surgery for lung cancer require the services of a cardiothoracic surgeon. "In that capacity, I work with the Cancer Conference Board and the McLeod Cancer Committee to determine the best course of treatment for patients diagnosed with lung cancer," stated Dr. Jones.
Scot C. Shultz, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon has joined the practice of McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. Dr. Shultz is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Prior to joining McLeod, Dr. Shultz served as the Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Director of the Cardiovascular Recovery Unit at the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida. This program has a three-star STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) rating, the highest rating score possible, based on eleven quality performance measurements, assessing quality of care in cardiac surgery.
Dr. Shultz was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc., 2009-2010. He has a five-star rating by Healthgrades, again the highest score for this organization.