(MINOT, ND)— Jeffrey Sather, MD, medical director of Trinity Health’s Emergency Trauma Center, has been elected to a two-year term as chief of medical staff. The election was by his peers with approval from the Trinity Health Board of Directors.
Also elected were Casmiar Nwaigwe, MD, as vice chief of staff, and Alexandre Kindy, MD, and Daniel Williams, MD, both as members-at-large. Scott Knutson, MD, will continue to serve on the Medical Staff Executive Committee as immediate past chief of staff.
The chief of staff assumes the leadership role for the medical staff in efforts to ensure quality medical care. The chief of staff also takes the lead in reviewing care processes and advising the health system on ways to improve clinical programs and services.
“It’s an honor to be elected chief of staff,” Dr. Sather said. “This is a great opportunity and comes at an exciting time when we’re preparing to break ground on a new hospital that will help us strive toward new levels of performance and quality.”
A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Sather began his medical career as an EMT/paramedic. He earned his medical degree in 1998 from the University of North Dakota and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. Since joining Trinity Health in 2001, he has served in numerous leadership positions, including chair of the Department of Medicine and physician liaison for Trinity’s electronic health record. On a state level, he serves as medical director for the Emergency Preparedness and Response section of the North Dakota Department of Health and co-chairs North Dakota’s Mission: Lifeline initiative, which oversees statewide efforts to improve stroke and STEMI care.