HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer | Achievements

DECATUR – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vinil Bhuma as the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.

“We are delighted to officially welcome Dr. Bhuma to our leadership team today. We look forward to advancing our organization’s mission together,” said Theresa Rutherford, President and CEO of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital. “His many years of experience and expertise will benefit our health services and our community. We also thank Dr. Ryan Jennings, CMO of our sister ministries, for successfully supporting St. Mary’s as we sought to fill the position of CMO on a permanent basis.

Bhuma comes to St. Mary’s Hospital from UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he served as director of medical information as well as chairman of medical staff. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Health and Medical Director of the Webster County Health Department in Iowa.

At the national level, he is currently Chairman of the Accreditation Advisory Council for the accreditation body Det Norske Veritas and Vice Chairman of the Professional Certification Council for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Prior to his service at Trinity Regional Medical Center, he was medical director at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

“I look forward to serving the Decatur community,” said Dr. Bhuma. “My new colleagues at the hospital and my new neighbors in the community have already welcomed me warmly. I know my family and I will be laying down roots and experiencing joy here for years to come.

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