St. Mary’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Greg Burnett MD,MHCM, FACOG, has accepted the role of Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Burnett brings a wealth of experience to St. Mary’s, having served most recently as a physician and West Division Medical Director at Marshfield Clinic, an 800 member physician organization located in central and western Wisconsin. Prior to that, Dr. Burnett was the President and Vice President of medical staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
During his five years as Division Medical Director, Dr. Burnett recruited more than 60 physicians, fostered and managed relationships with four hospitals, directed 30 medical and surgical specialties including more than 140 providers. While serving on the Security Health Plan credentialing committee, he oversaw the credentialing of more than 2,500 physicians. He’s also been involved in major construction projects, including a $54 million ambulatory and imaging addition at Marshfield Clinic Eau Claire Center and a $110 million operating and intensive care unit addition at Sacred Heart Hospital. During his tenure as Division Medical Director, he played a crucial role in expanding primary care and urgent care access to four new clinics and implemented a customer excellence program which showed a marked improvement in patient satisfaction scores. He also implemented multiple new service lines in Eau Claire, including cardiovascular surgery, bariatric surgery, and a hospitalist program.
Dr. Burnett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served in the United States Air Force for twelve years, holding several leadership positions. He earned his master’s in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. Dr. Burnett is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Burnett will begin his new role on March 11th.