Park Ridge Health names chief medical officer

Press release

From Park Ridge Health

Hendersonville, N.C. (November 16, 2012) – Park Ridge Health is pleased to announce that Carlo Mainardi, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., has joined the team as Chief Medical Officer for Park Ridge Health and Medical Director for Park Ridge Medical Associates, and will assume responsibilities on Dec. 3. Dr. Mainardi has worked in health care management since 1986, most recently serving as Chairman of Medicine at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and previously as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. A board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Mainardi has been active in the Arthritis Foundation’s New Jersey chapter since 2004. He has been recognized as a top physician by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Consumers’ Research Council of America and New Jersey Monthly.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mainardi will facilitate communication and coordination between medical staff and administration at Park Ridge Health, oversee the credentialing of medical staff and organizational compliance with laws and regulations, drive improvements in patient care and manage the application and development of research studies.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Mainardi to our leadership team,” said Jimm Bunch, President & CEO of Park Ridge Health. “We’re confident his passion for excellence and unique skill set will be a great asset to Park Ridge Health and a benefit to our community. ”

Dr. Mainardi earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, and completed his residency and fellowships in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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