Provena Health, Mokena, Ill., named psychiatrist Robert Permut, M.D., as the Catholic system's first chief medical officer. Permut, 63, joined Provena from Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo., where he had been CMO since 2004. Provena said in a news release that the system created the position and hired Permut to lead physician alignment, oversee the CMOs of the six member hospitals, participate in strategic planning, and ensure efficient and high-quality care across the system.
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