Paskert named new chief medical officer for MSHA’s Washington County, Tenn., hospitals


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Dr. James P. Paskert was recently named the new chief medical officer for the Washington County, Tenn., hospitals of Mountain States Health Alliance, which include Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Woodridge Hospital and the James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. He will start in his new position on Sept. 27..

Paskert previously served as vice president of medical affairs for City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va., which is part of the two-hospital system West Virginia University Hospitals-East. There he served on the City Hospital Executive Team and the West Virginia University Hospitals-East Executive Committee.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He is pursuing a master’s of business administration in Health Services Management through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Paskert completed his general surgery residency at Harvard Surgical Service, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston; his microvascular surgery research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopedic Surgery; and his plastic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Medical Quality and the Physicians’ Advisory Committee.

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