Northside Medical Center appoints Dr. Paul Rich as chief medical officer

ValleyCare Health System of Ohio has announced the appointment of Paul Rich, M.D., as chief medical officer for Northside Medical Center.

“Dr. Rich’s passion for quality patient care, deep relationships with area physicians and established tenure with the hospital make him an excellent fit for this position,” said Trent Crable, Northside Medical Center chief executive officer.

Board certified in family medicine, Rich received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed his internship and residency training at Northside Medical Center. He is a Girard native and lifelong area resident who has been practicing medicine for over 15 years.

“I take great pride in being from this area,” Rich said. “I completed my medical training right here at Northside, where we have outstanding physicians, nurses and staff – all good people who are dedicated to providing compassionate care to our patients and supporting our hospital’s continued commitment to the Mahoning Valley.”

In his new role, Rich’s responsibilities will include leading and implementing the clinical direction for the organization, and cultivating the relationship between the hospital and its medical staff.

Rich is also the director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Northside, and said that he wants to retain more residents from the program, as well as recruit residents from the Midwest. “Graduate Medical Education is very important to me,” said Rich. “I want to help facilitate bringing bright, energetic physicians here to practice. This will benefit the hospital, as well as our community.”

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