Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health has appointed Rear Adm. Michael Anderson as the hospital system’s chief medical officer.
Anderson has served as interim chief medical officer since February after working at Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center since 2013, where he was the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs and associate chief medical officer of the Peninsula region.
“He is an invaluable asset to the executive leadership team, and his years of accomplished health care experience will serve CHI Franciscan, our patients and communities well,” said Ketul Patel, CHI Franciscan Health chief executive officer, in a press release.
Anderson was selected after a nationwide search. As chief medical officer for Franciscan’s eight hospitals, he will be responsible for systemwide medical affairs, medical staff services, regulatory affairs and quality care.
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Anderson served more than 34 years in the Navy. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland; his master’s in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.