Elk Regional Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Mark J. Shulkosky, M.D. has been selected as the Chief Medical Officer for Elk Regional Health System, a role in which he will serve on a part-time basis.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Shulkosky to his new role,” Mr. Bauer said. “Dr. Shulkosky has become a very well-respected member of our medical staff and will be a solid addition to Elk Regional’s executive team. I believe he will be instrumental in helping us move forward.”

"It is a privilege to join Elk Regional’s leadership team,” Dr. Shulkosky said. “I am both humbled and proud to have been selected the Chief Medical Officer. I am thankful that Elk Regional’s Board of Directors and Administration have placed their trust in me and I look forward to helping Elk Regional secure its place as the provider of choice for our region."

In his new role, Dr. Shulkosky will serve as a liaison between Elk Regional’s medical staff and administration. He will work closely with Elk Regional’s Medical Staff President, its department managers, and its physician leaders. He will also serve as a member of Elk Regional’s executive team.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shulkosky will support the Health Center’s quality improvement initiatives. He will work with managers in clinical departments to establish performance improvement measures and monitoring mechanisms and will work closely with Christine Garner, RN, Elk Regional’s Director of Quality and Performance Improvement, to direct Elk Regional’s hospital-wide quality and performance improvement programs.

The Chief Medical Officer position was created as a result of a structural reorganization approved by the Health System Board of Directors in 2011.

Dr. Shulkosky is Board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He currently serves as Elk Regional’s Director of Anesthesiology and will continue to serve in that role on a part-time basis.

Dr. Shulkosky earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

He is a former Associate Professor of Nursing at the Hamot School of Anesthesia in Erie and a former adjunct faculty member at the Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing in Erie.

Dr. Shulkosky is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, and is a member and a past President of the New England Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the International Anesthesia Research Society.

Dr. Shulkosky and his wife, Cindy, live in St. Marys.

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