Daniel W. Varga, M.D. has been named the new Chief Medical Officer for Saint Joseph Health System, the multi-hospital system that includes Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East (Lexington), Flaget Memorial Hospital (Bardstown), Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Martin and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.
"We are very excited to have someone with Dr. Varga's extraordinary background as a member of the Saint Joseph team," said Gene Woods, FACHE, CEO of Saint Joseph Health System. "With our history of national recognition for outstanding care, we are confident that Dr. Varga will play a key role in the quality integration of all our facilities, as well as develop initiatives that will maintain our position as the leader of health care delivery in the state."
Most recently, Varga was the regional vice president and chief medical officer for SSM Healthcare in Saint Louis, Mo. SSM Healthcare-Saint Louis is a seven-hospital system and the recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in 2002. As CMO for SSM Healthcare, Varga was responsible for network-wide strategy in areas of clinical quality, patient safety, clinical resource management and medical staff affairs. Varga also developed the public quality report for the network that consists of various quality measures and safety reports.