Mission Health announced Dr. Philip Stahel as the new chief medical officer (CMO) for the HCA Healthcare North Carolina division. Stahel comes to Mission from the Medical Center of Aurora, after two years there as CMO. It will start in April.
Stahel was born in Zurich, Switzerland, grew up in Milan, Italy, and attended medical school in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a triple-board certified European trauma surgeon, recruited to Denver Health in 2006 from Charité University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany.
“We are so fortunate that Philip Stahel is joining the Mission Health team in April. Dr. Stahel has been recognized nationally for his leadership in patient safety initiatives and we salute his passion for quality care,” said Greg Lowe, President of HCA North Carolina Division.
Prior to being at the Medical Center of Aurora, Stahel served as the CMO of North Suburban Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a Fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and a former professor. of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Medical School (2010-2017) and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (since 2017). Stahel is also the founding editor and managing editor of the peer-reviewed and PubMed-indexed journal Patient Safety in Surgery (www.pssjournal.com).
The management team at the Medical Center of Aurora said of “Dr. Phil” that he has never met a stranger and will miss his passion, energy and positive attitude.
In his new role, Stahel will join the leadership team at Mission Health, where he will lead the clinical program, regulatory readiness and provide executive support to medical staff.
Stahel and his wife, Aimeé, have three children, Vanessa, 25, and Vincent and Cédric, 22, and a chihuahua named Hector. In her spare time, Stahel enjoys playing music and running.