South County Health’s chief of ob/gyn, Lisa Rameaka, MD, has been appointed vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.
Lou Giancola, president and CEO, made the announcement upon Dr. Rameaka’s acceptance of the position.
For the last three years, Dr. Rameaka has worked half-time in this executive leadership role, demonstrating her commitment to performance improvement, problem solving operational issues, and honest and open communication with providers and staff. She has partnered effectively with the leadership and surgical services staff to accommodate the growing demand for surgical time.
As VP of medical affairs and CMO, Dr. Rameaka will be responsible for working with the medical staff on quality, recruitment, system improvement and growth. As a senior leader, Lisa will work with the executive team and the board of trustees to formulate the short and long-term directions for the system. She will collaborate with Ann Rubino, associate VP for South County Medical Group (SCMG) and Lou Giancola on clinical and administrative issues facing SCMG.
Dr. Rameaka will continue her involvement with South County Health’s Center for Women’s Health and surgical services. Due to time constraints, she will phase out some of her provider responsibilities within the Center for Women’s Health, while continuing her on-call rotation and providing limited outpatient service.
Her appointment was decided jointly by the board of trustees’ executive committee and Lou Giancola. Her official start date was July 3, 2018.
Dr. Rameaka began practicing medicine at South County Health in 2002, specializing in ob/gyn.