Martin Croce, MD, has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer of Regional One Health. Dr. Croce is transitioning to this administrative role after a lengthy and distinguished career in one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States – the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One Health. As chief medical officer, Dr. Croce will oversee quality, medical research, medical staff services, regulatory readiness and infection prevention for the system.
“Dr. Croce has been a valuable asset to this health system and this community, providing exceptional trauma care to countless patients over the past 30 years,” said Reginald Coopwood, MD, president and CEO of Regional One Health. “I am confident that he will bring this same level of engagement to help us continue on our journey improving upon and growing Regional One Health.”
Dr. Croce earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He completed a surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, and then returned to Memphis. He completed a residency and internship with UTHSC that started his career in the Trauma Center at Regional One Health, where he has served as medical director since 2000.
“I believe my 30 years of trauma care have prepared me very well for the CMO position,” said Dr. Croce. “The nature of trauma requires decision making, frequently difficult decisions, all in the interest of patient care. We’ve been able to keep a very effective team of health care providers all focused on optimal patient outcomes.”
Dr. Croce will focus heavily on quality initiatives, enhancing the physician/administration relationship and exploring new opportunities for patient care.
“I am looking forward to continuing and hopefully improving the high quality care that is already being provided at Regional One Health,” said Dr. Croce.
In the news: Read Memphis Business Journal’s Executive Profile of Martin Croce, MD