Saturday, July 26, 2008

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Names VP of Medical Affairs

Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) is pleased to announce the promotion of Frederick E. Willms, M.D., FRCPC, FACP to the position of vice president of medical affairs and chief quality officer.

Dr. Willms has been on staff at Piedmont Fayette for 10 years, serving in many roles including two terms as chief of medicine and a PFH hospitalist. He has served as assistant professor of medicine at Dalhousie University and currently is a peer reviewer for the state of Georgia’s Medical Board.

“I am excited and looking forward to continuing the many quality and patient safety initiatives begun by Dr. Mitchell,” Dr. Willms said. “I also hope to cultivate physician relationship building at Piedmont Fayette.”

Dr. Willms graduated Magna cum Laude in 1976 and earned his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital and then completed his residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he served as chief resident. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He lives in the Fayette community with Wendy, his wife of 27 years.

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