BMH Announces New Medical Director of Quality Services

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Newhouse, MD, as our new Medical Director of Quality Services. As many of you may already know, he is a highly qualified orthopedic surgeon with Bingham Memorial’s Orthopedic Institute & Sports Medicine team. As Medical Director of Quality Services, Dr. Newhouse will be working closely with our Board of Directors and administrative team to help maintain and improve the hospital’s reputation for high patient satisfaction and patient care.
“Dr. Newhouse is a tremendous addition to our team,” says Jake Erickson, CEO at BMH. “He has more than 25 years of orthopedic and medical experience, most of which has been spent serving people in southeast Idaho. His breadth and depth of experience and passion for reducing risks and improving outcomes in healthcare delivery are extremely impressive. He has proven success as a caring and compassionate physician and is a leading advocate in the areas of healthcare risk management and patient safety.”
“I am really excited to join the management team at Bingham Memorial,” says Dr. Newhouse. “Healthcare delivery is changing more rapidly than at any time in my 25 years as a physician, and Bingham Memorial is positioned like no other organization in Eastern Idaho to help support healthcare providers through these changes. I am excited to contribute my knowledge in the pursuit of improving outcomes and delivering innovative solutions in patient care.”
Working closely with Dr. Newhouse will be Holly Davis, RN. Holly is the newly appointed Director of Quality at BMH. She brings quality improvement and nurse management experience from her 25 years of work in the health care industry. A native of Eastern Idaho, she earned her degree from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
“Under her direction, the quality of our orthopedics program has received national recognition,” said Mr. Erickson. “She helped establish the region’s only orthopedic center with Blue Distinction™. In her new role, she will be able to help move our programs to this level of quality care.”
When you have a moment, please be sure to congratulate Dr. Newhouse and Holly and these new appointments. We are extremely grateful they are a part of Team Bingham!
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