Portage Health names new CMO

President and CEO of Portage Health, Jim Bogan, has appointed Mary Beth Hines, DO, FACOEP, FACEP, to Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Portage Health as of January 1, 2014.

In her new role, Dr. Hines will work closely with the medical staff leadership and the executive management team.

“Mary Beth brings to Portage Health her experience in different areas of healthcare,” said Bogan. “We look forward to working with her as we move forward with our partnership with LifePoint Hospitals.”

Dr. Hines has been serving patients in the Portage Health Trauma Center for more than a decade, including time spent as the department’s director. She is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, and will continue to serve patients at the Portage Health Trauma Center.

Prior to signing on at Portage Health, she served as the director of the emergency department at the former Keweenaw Memorial Hospital, and as the director of education for the emergency medicine residency program at Michigan State University.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me, and an exciting time for the hospital and our community,” Dr. Hines said. “We have already initiated the process with LifePoint Hospitals to craft new services for our community. These expanded services will lead to opportunities for care that our community hasn’t had before.”

Dr. Hines will join the Portage Health executive management team, which includes Bogan, recently appointed Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Susan Binkley, Vice President of Quality Management Betty MacInnes, and Vice President of Patient Services Deb Young.