Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer
Monday, April 10, 2017
Posted by: DCMS
Jacksonville, FL., (April 10, 2017) – Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. John Lazenby as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Lazenby will provide leadership to the medical staff and will oversee several quality, clinical performance and service initiatives throughout the hospital.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Lazenby on the team,” said Memorial Hospital Interim CEO Tom Pentz. “Dr. Lazenby brings a wealth of experience in medicine, business and leadership and will be a valuable asset to the medical staff, our patients and our community.”
Dr. Lazenby has spent the last five years at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital where he served as Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Associate Professor of Medicine. Under his leadership at UAB, John served as a quality officer, overseeing a variety of quality programs to drive process improvement and patient safety initiatives. John has a proven track record of implementing hospital-wide clinical initiatives to reduce mortality rates and improve overall quality of care. Prior to joining the team at UAB, John spent 12 years in private practice in both Arkansas and Georgia.
Dr. Lazenby is board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. In addition to earning his Medical Degree, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has experience serving as the Chief Executive Officer of his medical practice as well as the Chief Medical Information Officer of an acute care medical and surgical hospital. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians as well as a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership.
When not working, Dr. Lazenby enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys trips to the beach, running, reading, playing the guitar and taking part in community service activities.
ABOUT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Memorial Hospital is known as a leader in quality, compassionate healthcare with a reputation maintained through excellent staff, along with programs of technological advances, growth and expansion to meet the ongoing needs of the community. Memorial Hospital is owned by HCA which operates 169 hospitals and 116 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom.