Dr. Aaron Hattaway named VP, Chief Medical Officer

Published 09/11/2020

Aaron M. Hattaway, MD, MBA, has joined South County Health’s Senior Leadership Team as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of South County Medical Group. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology with 15 years of clinical and progressive physician leadership.

Dr. Hattaway brings a proven track record to South County Health, with extensive healthcare administration experience as Medical Staff President, Chairman of Quality, and Medical Director of Radiology at Cape Canaveral Hospital, a 150 bed acute care hospital in Cape Canaveral, FL.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Hattaway was instrumental in creating an interdisciplinary quality committee, as well as implementing a multi-hospital quality committee capable of sharing vital information to improve safety and quality across a $2 billion health system.

Dr. Hattaway served as a key officer of Brevard Physician Associates, a 100 physician, multi-specialty group in Brevard County, FL where he orchestrated the financial and business integration of six medical practices into one new multispecialty practice, as well as unifying two separate radiology practices as a single, successful entity. He was instrumental in negotiating Alternate Payment Models (APMs) and advanced value-based care initiatives as well as revenue cycle enhancements, doubling revenue for the group over four years.

He is an advocate for quality and safety, and he understands the critical role physicians and providers will play in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. He has a unique understanding of the needs of the medical staff and the needs of the broader health system, demonstrating an ability to bring those needs together in a mutually beneficial manner.

“The role of the CMO will be critical in South County Health’s ability to expand its service line centers of excellence, succeed with evolving models of care, and assist the organization and physician enterprise in its migration to value and population-based models of care in the future," said Aaron Robinson, South County Health’s President & CEO.

Dr. Hattaway received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Virginia he completed a residency in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

He also received a Master’s of Business Administration in Business of Medicine from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.