HMG elects pediatrician Richard Gendron, MD,
as Group’s new Vice President
Friday, August 12, 2008
KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Holston Medical Group Board of Directors has elected pediatrician Richard M. Gendron, MD, as the Group’s new vice president. Since joining HMG in 1996, Dr. Gendron has held several key leadership roles within the Group, including the chair of pediatrics, quality assurance and evaluation & compensation.
“Dr. Gendron is highly-respected throughout the Group and the community,” says Jerry L. Miller, MD, HMG president & founder, who also serves as chairman of the HMG board of directors. “He offers very formidable thinking in regard to modern health care and has served HMG exceedingly well over the years.”
Serving in the capacity of vice president, Dr. Gendron will devote a significant amount of time to assisting executive leadership teams within HMG, including: including: finance committee, director’s team, executive team, and long-range planning. He will also maintain his position as HMG’s chair of the quality assurance committee. Additionally, he will continue to devote 50-percent of his time to his pediatrics practice.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” begins Dr. Gendron. “I enjoy improving processes, increasing standardizations and using infrastructure to its fullest. HMG is important to me and I’m looking forward to my involvement in my new role.”
Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the New England native received his undergraduate degree from Providence College, Rhode Island. He received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Vermont, Burlington. Following, he completed an internship and residency training at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. Dr. Gendron is well known within the Tri-Cities for his work as a pediatric behaviorist. He is also known for his specialization in pediatric respiratory issues.
In relation to Holston Medical Group’s continued growth, actively utilizing the position of vice president strengthens the physician leadership within the Group.
“This is really a very natural progression of leadership in a Group as comprehensive and complex as Holston Medical Group,” explains Dr. Miller. “Excellent physician leadership is vital. And, as Holston Medical Group continues robust growth and the eventual naming of a new president, it is only prudent to expand the breadth of opportunity for dedicated physician leadership.”
According to Dr. Miller, it is important to note that the position of vice president is a leadership role in and of itself and is not an automatic ascension to the office of president.