Good Samaritan Names New Chief Medical Officer

Good Samaritan is proud to welcome Dr. Molly Weiss as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Weiss started her career with Good Samaritan in 2005 as an Orthopedic Surgeon and currently practices at Vincennes Orthopedics alongside Drs. David Miller and Gregory Whitsett. With 13 years of experience as a physician, Dr. Weiss is a welcome addition to the senior leadership team.

Dr. Weiss graduated from the Indiana School of Medicine in 1999 with her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her orthopedic residency at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2004. She is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Indiana Orthopaedic Society and the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Weiss also served as the President of the Indiana Orthopaedic Society in 2014.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Weiss as our new Chief Medical Officer,” stated Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Her experience and skill as a physician combined with her extensive knowledge of the hospital and our physicians make her a valuable asset to Good Samaritan.”

Focusing on learning the responsibilities of her new role as the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Weiss wants to continue the work of the late Dr. Charles Hedde. “When we lost Dr. Hedde as a member of our medical staff and senior leadership, it certainly left a huge void in our hospital,” said Dr. Weiss. “His time and effort put forth toward being an outstanding CMO for our hospital and medical staff was immeasurable. No one could fill the role as he did. However, after a few months trying to function without a CMO, it seemed that we needed someone in that role and I am honored to be trusted with this position.”

Dr. Weiss hopes to use her experience as the Medical Staff President for the past four years to help her in her role as the CMO to facilitate communication between physicians and administration. Her goal is to represent the medical staff and the hospital in matters pertaining to quality of care for patients, assessment and improvement of medical care standards, as well as leadership of the medical staff. She will continue her full-time practice as an orthopedic surgeon and still see patients.

“Dr. Weiss’ knowledge of Good Samaritan and our culture of patient care will help her make a smooth transition to this new position,” said McLin. “We are grateful and excited that she will now be a part of our senior leadership team.”

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