DRMC CMO Receives Distinct Nomination

June 13, 2016

Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ross Taylor, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has been nominated to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Surgery Standing Committee by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). The NQF is an organization that is recognized and funded in part by Congress and works with public and private sector organizations to measure quality in healthcare as the nation works to make it better, safer and more affordable. As part of this committee, Dr. Taylor will collaborate with physicians of various specialties from across the U.S. to measure accountability and quality improvement that will address a number of surgical areas. Additionally, the committee will evaluate consensus standards previously approved and endorsed by NQF to ensure proper maintenance. 

Dr. Taylor, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with 14 years healthcare experience, has been with DRMC for nine months as CMO. Prior to becoming CMO, Dr. Taylor ran a successful orthopedic practice in Murrells Inlet, SC, where he served as President and performed over 6,000 surgical cases as a general and orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon. Dr. Taylor also held several leadership positions at Conway Medical Center (Conway, SC) prior to coming to Danville, including serving on the Board of Directors and as Chief of Staff. Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, he served as Chief of Surgery, where his number one priority was assuring quality and safety. 

“I am honored to be nominated to serve on the NQF Surgery Standing Committee” said Dr. Taylor, DRMC CMO. “My priority as a physician has always been to ensure that my patients receive safe, quality care and as healthcare continues to evolve, this is an opportunity to now ensure that people across the U.S. have access to that same great surgical care.”