Osceola Regional Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Mazzola to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Mazzola assumed his role Nov. 12, 2018.
With more than a decade of experience in healthcare leadership, Mazzola has spent the past eight years as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Education of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton, North Carolina. Previously, he held the roles of Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Chief Medical Information Officer at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.
"Dr. Mazzola is a seasoned leader who is skilled in implementing and expanding physician programs, and we are excited to have him join Osceola Regional in this role," said Davide Carbone, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. "He also has more than 15 years of experience in medical education, and our graduate medical education program will greatly benefit from his knowledge."
During his tenure at CHS Blue Ridge, Mazzola developed the healthcare system's graduate medical education programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Geriatrics. He also redesigned CHS Blue Ridge's physician professional review program, fully deployed its computerized physician order entry system and expanded the multi-specialty medical group to include more than 40 practices serving three counties in western North Carolina.
"Osceola Regional Medical Center is an outstanding hospital with strong ties to its community," Mazzola said. "The entire staff here is exceptional, and I look forward building on a rich history of top-notch care and leading this team of physicians into the future."
Mazzola earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and was awarded the designation of Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management in 2016. Mazzola is currently completing his Master of Business Administration through Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.