Ocala Health, part of HCA Healthcare, announces the appointment of Eric Schuck, MD to Chief Medical Officer for the healthcare system effective July 12.
Ocala Health operates Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, as well as Summerfield ER and Maricamp ER both freestanding emergency departments in Marion County.
In this role, Dr. Schuck will lead the clinical and quality initiatives that support consistent clinical performance and practice standards across Ocala Health. He brings over 20-years of clinical and leadership experience to his new role with a proven track record of improving quality and patient safety as well as the development and growth of key service lines, according to an Ocala Health press release.
Dr. Schuck has most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer for West Florida Hospital in Pensacola.
“Dr. Schuck has a passion for delivering high quality compassionate care and his proven clinical leadership and experience will be a tremendous benefit to our patients and our organization as we focus on quality initiatives and continue to grow services in our community,” said Chad Christianson, Ocala Health CEO in a prepared statement.
Dr. Schuck graduated with honors from Emory University School of Medicine, studying as an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship recipient. He then successfully completed a residency in Pediatrics at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base/Dayton Children’s Hospital.
The hospitals offer orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services, and bariatric surgery.