McLeod Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. C. Dale Lusk to the position of Chief Medical Officer for both McLeod Health and the McLeod Healthcare Network (CIN). In this new role, Dr. Lusk will be responsible for leading development and execution of clinical integration activities, including driving physician alignment and engagement. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will champion clinical quality improvement and population health management activities throughout McLeod Health. Dr. Lusk will serve as a liaison between physicians, CIN staff, and hospital leadership, playing a lead role in fostering improvement of clinical care and patient safety.
“It is my honor and privilege to accept this professional challenge, and to expand our opportunity to be global in our approach to enhancing medical staff services on behalf of patients and their families as well as further developing and strengthening physician leadership,” stated Dr. Lusk.
Reporting to the McLeod Health President and CEO, Dr. Lusk will supervise administrative staff of Medical Services as well as hospital personnel under the direction of departmental managers with all seven of the McLeod Health hospitals.
“Dr. Lusk is an extraordinary leader, highly skilled physician and discerning executive team member. We appreciate his past work and the talent he will provide throughout McLeod Health during the challenging times in healthcare ahead. He is a communicator and a listener. He will help bring the voice and engagement of physicians to an even higher level,” stated Rob Colones, McLeod Health President.
Dr. Lusk has served for the past seven years as Vice President of Medical Services for McLeod Regional Medical Center and Vice President of Physician Leadership and Development for McLeod Health. He also cares for patients at McLeod Women’s Care.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Lusk attended The Citadel in Charleston, where he completed his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At the Citadel, he was the recipient of Gold Stars and a distinguished Air Force Graduate. Dr. Lusk received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) also in Charleston, graduating in 1985. He completed his OB/GYN internship and residency at the USAF Medical Center Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, serving as Chief Resident from 1988 to 1989. Dr. Lusk remained in the Air Force until 1993, when he began caring for patients at Advanced Women’s Care in Florence.
Dr. Lusk served as the Chief of Staff of McLeod Regional Medical Center for 2012 and 2013. He is involved in the Quality Operations and Credentials committees for McLeod Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and has served as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Lusk has also served as a member of the McLeod Health Board as well as the McLeod Regional Medical Center Community Board. He is a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, Florence County Medical Society, and the South Carolina OB/GYN Society. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Diplomate of the American Board of OB/GYN, and a member of the American Association of Pro Life OB/GYNs, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Additionally, Dr. Lusk served as a member of the South Carolina Medical Association Maternal, Infant and Child Committee for 16 years, and the Pee Dee Regional Perinatal Board for seven years.