Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has a new vice president and chief medical officer.
Elliot J. Bruhl, MD assumes the newly created position with SEARHC to enhance the coordination and communication of the medical staff and the rest of the consortium, according to a press release from SEARHC.
Bruhl will begin on May 6 to provide medical and clinical expertise, and serve as a resource to SEARHC’s senior leadership, medical staff and clinical employees. Additionally, he will be an ambassador for SEARHC with its stakeholders and communities.
“By creating the vice president/chief medical officer position, SEARHC will be in a stronger position to meet the challenges ahead and evolve as an integrated health care delivery system,” said SEARHC President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Clement. “Our patients and communities are our top priorities, and Dr. Bruhl’s strong experience will be a tremendous asset in ensuring we continue providing the best of care.”
Bruhl is currently the medical director of the Northeast and Northwest Family Clinics of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and serves as a consulting physician in the Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine and as an assistant professor in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Previously, he served as the medical director for Mountainside Clinic in Sitka from 2006-2008 and served as Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical director from 2013-2015.
• This is a Juneau Empire report.