(LINTON) – Dr. Frederick Ridge has been named Chief Medical Officer at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
The position of Chief Medical Officer was created out of GCGH’s continuous pursuit to provide excellent patient care, according to a press release.
“Greene County General Hospital is in the midst of several incredible innovative projects to positively position itself for the future of medicine in Greene County,” Dr. Ridge said. “I am very happy to be a small part of that and will continue to champion the care of patients as my prime concern, as I have endeavored to accomplish my entire career.”
Currently, Dr. Ridge also serves as GCGH’s appointed Chief of Staff. GCGH chose Dr. Ridge as Chief Medical Officer because of his decades-long experience and understanding of rural health care as a physician serving area communities.
Dr. Ridge’s has a history with rural health in Greene County as he and his wife started and maintained Indiana’s 12th rural health clinic in the early 1990s before folding their practice into the Greene County General Hospital system in 2017.
Dr. Ridge has been a delegate to the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and to the state Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and Indiana Public Health Physicians’ Association, having served terms as president of all three state societies in the past.
He plans to remain active in these organizations and will represent GCGH to ensure the concerns of patients from Greene County and rural Indiana are addressed.